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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Marylou wagner
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Claudia Frantz
faisal mohammed
John Ernest
Daryl McDonald McDonald
Elaine Hickman
Morgan Fotoohi
Beverly Williams
Kathy Chase
Chia Hamilton
Henry Smith
Morag Elizabeth
Robin Donald
Michael E Kerr
Larry Maxwell
Kathleen Greene
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Tracey welsh
Joy Ruth
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  • Marylou wagner
    signed 2015-10-11 17:19:18 -0400
  • Trudy Quaif
    signed 2015-10-11 17:11:14 -0400
  • Judy James
    signed 2015-10-11 16:58:27 -0400
  • Hedy Epstein
    signed 2015-10-11 16:35:08 -0400
  • philippe dufaud
    signed 2015-10-08 18:04:41 -0400
  • Claudia Frantz
    signed 2015-10-08 11:59:32 -0400
  • faisal mohammed
    signed 2015-10-07 22:15:19 -0400
  • John Ernest
    signed 2015-10-07 13:53:15 -0400
  • Daryl McDonald McDonald
    signed 2015-10-07 13:20:27 -0400
  • Elaine Hickman
    signed 2015-10-07 00:15:54 -0400
  • Mojgan Mirfatah
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-06 19:55:01 -0400
    Sign the petition! I'm thrilled that I finally can voice my opinion about this baffling US and Saudi relationship!
  • Mojgan Mirfatah
    @FotoohiMorgan tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-06 19:54:58 -0400
    Sign the petition! I'm thrilled that I finally can voice my opinion about this baffling US and Saudi relationship! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=606775
  • Morgan Fotoohi
    signed 2015-10-06 19:35:07 -0400
  • Beverly Williams
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-06 15:08:11 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Beverly Williams
    @ayhsWTP56 tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-06 15:08:08 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=468182
  • Beverly Williams
    signed 2015-10-06 15:07:55 -0400
  • Kathy Chase
    signed 2015-10-06 13:59:02 -0400
  • Chia Hamilton
    signed 2015-10-05 19:53:40 -0400
  • Henry Smith
    signed 2015-10-05 19:29:12 -0400
  • Morag Elizabeth
    signed 2015-10-04 22:55:13 -0400
  • Robin Donald
    signed 2015-10-04 22:02:14 -0400
  • Michael Kerr
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-04 19:21:02 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
  • Michael Kerr
    @mekorganic tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-04 19:20:59 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf! http://www.codepink.org/saudi_petition1?recruiter_id=543565
  • Michael E Kerr
    signed 2015-10-04 19:17:15 -0400
  • Larry Maxwell
    signed 2015-10-04 18:46:44 -0400
  • Kathleen Greene
    signed 2015-10-04 13:54:29 -0400
  • aziz afaar
    signed 2015-10-04 07:23:52 -0400
  • Tracey welsh
    signed 2015-10-04 01:25:38 -0400
  • Joy Ruth
    signed 2015-10-03 19:44:26 -0400
  • Joy Ruth
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-03 19:44:17 -0400
    Sign the petition: Close U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf!
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