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.

Who's signing

Gabriel Stettler
Susan Etscovitz
Martin Federman
Marguerite Rosenthal
M Coulter
William Grosh
stephen witt
C. T. Weber
Judith Best
Carl Querfurth
Edie Powell
Sarah Seaver
John Brown
M. Mattingly
Ross Heckmann
Josune Arzalluz
Ravi Khanna
Heather Rose
How-Huan Chen
Leila Khaled
Manuel Pardo
marinella correggia
Yama Rahnaward
Aiban albadani
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Comments

  • Gabriel Stettler
    @T3hArchAngel_G tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-07 16:34:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=632385
  • Gabriel Stettler
    signed 2015-12-07 16:33:35 -0500
  • Susan Etscovitz
    signed via 2015-12-06 09:24:17 -0500
  • Martin Federman
    signed 2015-12-04 16:26:54 -0500
  • Marguerite Rosenthal
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-03 21:29:12 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Marguerite Rosenthal
    signed 2015-12-03 21:28:58 -0500
  • M Coulter
    signed 2015-12-01 14:09:44 -0500
  • William Grosh
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-01 11:51:56 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • William Grosh
    signed 2015-12-01 11:51:41 -0500
  • stephen witt
    signed 2015-12-01 09:00:52 -0500
  • C. T. Weber
    signed 2015-12-01 01:37:08 -0500
  • Judith Best
    signed 2015-11-30 14:16:20 -0500
  • Carl Querfurth
    signed 2015-11-28 08:48:29 -0500
  • Edie Powell
    signed 2015-11-28 08:24:56 -0500
  • Sarah Seaver
    signed 2015-11-28 07:55:26 -0500
  • John Brown
    signed 2015-11-19 02:26:22 -0500
  • M. Mattingly
    signed 2015-11-17 01:54:31 -0500
  • Ross Heckmann
    signed 2015-11-17 01:16:01 -0500
  • Josune Arzalluz
    signed 2015-11-16 16:24:17 -0500
  • Ravi Khanna
    signed 2015-11-16 15:31:38 -0500
  • Heather Rose
    signed 2015-11-16 10:01:47 -0500
  • Manga Noga
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-15 13:57:49 -0500
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • How-Huan Chen
    signed 2015-11-13 18:07:30 -0500
  • Leila Khaled
    signed 2015-11-11 18:48:09 -0500
  • Manuel Pardo
    signed 2015-11-11 11:43:39 -0500
  • marinella correggia
    signed 2015-11-11 09:18:26 -0500
  • Yama R
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-19 05:19:42 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Yama Rahnaward
    signed 2015-10-19 05:18:39 -0400
  • Bassam Albadani
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-18 12:17:11 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Aiban albadani
    signed 2015-10-18 12:16:09 -0400
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