CodePink: Stop Supporting – and Start Punishing – Saudi Arabia
Posted by uscsjp on November 21, 2015
Four reasons to take action against Saudi Arabia:
- Saudi Arabia buys huge amounts of U.S. and European weaponry, which it uses to slaughter civilians in Yemen, including bombing a hospital, and to repress democracy at home and in neighboring Bahrain.
- Saudi Arabia sells huge amounts of fossil fuels to the United States and other nations, which they use to render the earth’s climate uninhabitable.
- Saudi Arabia is the leading source of funding for violent groups terrorizing the Middle East, as well as the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
- Saudi Arabia brutally oppresses its own people, including beheading pro-democracy activists.
Western powers have generally seen points 1 and 2 above as positive — so positive in fact as to require ignoring points 3 and 4. It is time we changed this perspective. Please sign the petition below.