Stop Supporting Saudi Arabia and Other Persian Gulf Tyrannies

According to Time magazine (April 24,  2011) the U.S. has spent over $8 trillion on military forces in the Persian Gulf in the last four decades, supposedly protecting the Gulf from the Soviet Union and then Iran. The effect has been to give backing to absolute monarchies opposed to religious freedom, female equality and decent treatment of workers. These hereditary despots are infamous for inflicting beheadings and floggings on those calling for human rights. 
 
Our government made no objection when Saudi tanks entered Bahrain and helped its Sunni ruler suppress the democratic movement for Shia rights. In Yemen the U.S. helps coordinate the Saudi bombing campaign that has killed thousands of civilians. These policies have spurred tremendous anger against our country. 

Stop wasting taxpayers' money defending injustice! Close the U.S. bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and the Emirates. Bring our soldiers and sailors home NOW.

Petition:
Dear President Obama and the US Congress:

The U.S. has spent trillions on military forces in the Persian Gulf. Washington supports tyrannical regimes, wars and cruel occupations without making us safe. Close the U.S. bases and bring the fleet home NOW.

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Nina Delmar
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Joann Koch
Robert Russell
Nick Kiger
Keith Madding
Chip Phillips
James Likowski
Bruce Stroud
winnie foster
Richard O'Donnell
Asiyah Raza
Randy Harrison Harrison
Connie Jenkins
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  • Nina Delmar
    signed 2016-04-21 04:49:59 -0400
  • Barbara Parsons
    signed 2016-04-20 23:08:28 -0400
  • Reem Kievit
    signed 2016-04-20 23:01:59 -0400
  • Charlotte Edwards
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 21:52:59 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Charlotte Edwards
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 21:52:56 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Charlotte Edwards
    @etherbunny tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-20 21:52:53 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=330524
  • Charlotte Edwards
    signed 2016-04-20 21:52:41 -0400
  • Rebecca Gentry
    signed 2016-04-20 21:52:11 -0400
  • Janice Foss
    signed 2016-04-20 21:25:39 -0400
  • Joann Koch
    signed 2016-04-20 21:10:10 -0400
  • Rob Russell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 20:53:47 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Robert Russell
    signed 2016-04-20 20:53:29 -0400
  • Nick Kiger
    signed 2016-04-20 20:33:16 -0400
  • Keith Madding
    signed 2016-04-20 19:56:06 -0400
  • Chip Phillips
    signed 2016-04-20 19:55:05 -0400
  • James Likowski
    signed 2016-04-20 18:27:12 -0400
  • Bruce Stroud
    signed 2016-04-20 18:01:35 -0400
    I would like the US to pivot away from its slavish support of Saudi Arabia and Israel and make good relations with Iran the primary thesis of US geopolitical strategy in the Mid-East.
  • winnie foster
    signed 2016-04-20 17:48:11 -0400
  • Richard O'Donnell
    signed 2016-04-20 17:37:55 -0400
  • Asiyah Raza
    signed 2016-04-20 16:17:55 -0400
  • Randy Harrison Harrison
    signed 2016-04-20 15:49:56 -0400
  • Connie Jenkins
    signed 2016-04-20 15:42:33 -0400
  • Patricia Holgate
    signed 2016-04-20 15:39:56 -0400
  • Ellen Jamieson
    signed 2016-04-20 14:49:28 -0400
    Why are we supporting these oppressive regimes?
  • Eili Bjørklund Pettersen
    signed 2016-04-20 13:39:20 -0400
  • Lee Ann Sinha
    signed 2016-04-20 13:03:50 -0400
  • Susan Sunshine
    signed 2016-04-20 12:36:56 -0400
  • jan pierson
    signed 2016-04-20 11:25:03 -0400
  • Sean Marrs
    signed 2016-04-20 11:21:26 -0400
  • Charles Meece
    signed 2016-04-20 11:19:03 -0400
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