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.

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.

Who's signing

Samantha Hamilton
Sara Baldwin
Manijeh Saba
Richard Ochs
joseph sciarrillo
David Hartsough
Patti Meer
Michael Brewer
Mark Aldrich
Ted Tumbale
Harvey Fernbach MD Mph
janine foley
Liz Haemmel
Jean A. Blackwood
Mustapha Bentaleb
Tammy Swoboda
wendy vasquez
Antonio Cafoncelli
Lorie Lucky
Mary Ciagne
Sand Fessler
Martha Neuman
David V Sprowls
Murtaja Kamal Aldeen
Jane Johnson
Venkatasubramanian Nagalingam
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  • Samantha Hamilton
    signed 2016-04-20 10:44:06 -0400
    Samantha Hamilton
  • Sara Baldwin
    signed 2016-04-19 15:37:13 -0400
  • Manijeh Saba
    signed 2016-04-08 18:00:27 -0400
    Don’t ignore the urgency of now.
  • Richard Ochs
    signed 2016-04-08 15:53:58 -0400
  • joseph sciarrillo
    signed 2016-04-07 12:55:10 -0400
  • Linda
    signed 2016-04-06 23:21:12 -0400
  • David Hartsough
    signed 2016-03-28 17:24:24 -0400
    david and Jan Hartsough
  • Patti Meer
    signed 2016-03-26 12:39:43 -0400
  • Michael Brewer
    signed 2016-03-24 00:23:48 -0400
    The entire BS about “freedom” as pretext for the War in Iraq is just that BS! Saddam’s dictatorship was horrible, but he did allow the Iraqi people more freedom than Saudis have particularly Saudi women. Most of the September 11 hijackers were Saudis as was their leader, Osama, and the majority of their funding. Did we “liberate” Saudi Arabia? Nope, we destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq, why? Our government actually protected and defended the despotic Monarchy. Is it because of the amount of the US economy controlled by the Saudis, the fact that they actually have nuclear arms, or is really just all about OIL? I believe capital punishment is wrong because it is , by definition, premeditated homicide, but execution by beheading for political activism is extremely barbaric. Yet our country turns its head and calls the Saudi Royal Family our greatest allies in the region? Maybe we would have more allies or at least be hated less in the region if we didn’t prop up despots.
  • Mark Aldrich
    signed 2016-03-21 17:04:18 -0400
  • Ted Tumbale
    signed 2016-03-16 17:17:04 -0400
    End injustice and bring forth true nature of humanity on this planet.
  • Harvey Fernbach MD Mph
    signed 2016-03-13 12:25:34 -0400
  • janine foley
    signed 2016-03-13 05:17:24 -0400
  • Liz Haemmel
    signed 2016-03-12 21:37:44 -0500
  • Jean A. Blackwood
    signed 2016-03-12 17:05:10 -0500
  • Mustapha Bentaleb
    signed 2016-03-12 15:35:06 -0500
  • Tammy Swoboda
    signed 2016-03-12 11:02:01 -0500
  • wendy vasquez
    signed 2016-03-12 09:15:34 -0500
  • Antonio Cafoncelli
    signed 2016-03-08 09:47:58 -0500
  • Lorie Lucky
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-06 01:25:43 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Lorie Lucky
    signed 2016-03-06 01:25:18 -0500
  • Mary Ciagne
    signed 2016-03-05 17:36:45 -0500
  • Sand Fessler
    signed 2016-03-05 17:11:57 -0500
  • Martha Neuman
    signed 2016-02-25 16:38:52 -0500
  • David V Sprowls
    signed 2016-02-16 14:31:01 -0500
    ISIS is a Saudi covert op
  • Murtaja Kamal-Aldeen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-15 09:28:44 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Murtaja Kamal Aldeen
    signed 2016-02-15 09:27:49 -0500
    Murtaja Kamal Aldeen
  • Jane Johnson
    signed 2016-02-13 14:11:18 -0500
  • Venkatasubramanian Nagalingam
    signed 2016-02-10 19:54:30 -0500
  • Sajida Ahmed
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-10 18:31:08 -0500
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