#International Affairs
Barack Obama, president of the United States of America

The self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL, also known as ISIS, is a malevolent, well-armed group of extremists responsible for killing over 1,700 people in 23 countries, not counting the higher death toll in Iraq and Syria or the millions forced to flee their country.

All nations must work together toward lasting peace and bringing an effective end to this global calamity. Therefore, the formation of a multinational peacekeeping humanitarian ground force is called for under the terms of Chapter VII of the United Nations charter.

This contingent shall fulfill solely the purpose of dismantling ISIS and providing much needed aid to civilians in conflict-stricken Iraq and Syria, with strict adherence to international law and the directives of the UN Security Council.

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President Obama, we the undersigned call upon you to engage the international community, namely the United Nations, for the establishment of a multinational military ground force tasked with dismantling ISIS and providing the necessary aid and assistance to war victims.

We acknowledge that ISIS is a malevolent, well-armed group of extremists responsible for the killing of nearly 1,400 people across 21 countries since June 2014, according to a report by CNN, not counting the considerably higher death toll in Iraq and Syria or the millions displaced by war. This wanton slaughter and cruelty are an assault on human dignity; an affront to life, peace, freedom, prosperity, and all values common to mankind.

In this regard, we respectfully request that you, as leader of our nation, put forward the motion for a truly multipartite and comprehensive initiative to defeat the Islamic State militia swiftly and effectively, superseding the US-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in favor of a humanitarian military intervention carried out by joint international forces in accordance with Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

Restoration of peace and order should be the only mandate whereby the proposed multinational ground force takes direct and decisive action against the Islamic State in order to achieve as follows:

A. The capture or neutralization of ISIS, its leadership and militants, avoiding casualties whenever possible.
B. The rescue and safe return of hostages and those enslaved by the Islamic State.
C. The permanent removal and elimination thereupon of all seized weapons.
D. Consolidation of peace and stability in the region, allowing the return of refugees and those displaced by war to their respective home countries.
E. Support of the recovery and reconstruction efforts as needed by the conflict-stricken nations, pursuant to the directives of the UNSC.

To ensure the success of the mission and to avert a prolonged struggle, it would behoove the peacekeeping contingent to be as large as possible; at least 500,000 strong, assembled from the competent armed forces of the UN member states, including but not limited to: the United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, et al.

It should be noted that the above figure factors in a report by the British journal Independent which suggests the Jihadist army’s size far outweighs estimates by the US Department of Defense (20,000 to 30,000 strong), placing the real number of militants in the hundreds of thousands.

In any event, prudence dictates all necessary and coordinated efforts must be made, before deployment, to ascertain the strength and nature of the opposition, enabling the peacekeeping contingent to thwart potential attempts at retaliation, escalation or evasion by the Islamic State.

President Obama, we urge you to consider our proposal and rally international support to this cause without delay in the interest of safeguarding the security and integrity of our nation and the world at large. We firmly believe that it represents the most sensible course of action to resolve this calamity.

We foster the conviction that lasting peace is possible through a global alliance of nations, working together for peace and bound by the same principles and virtues shared by all peoples. It would serve as a fine example and symbol that the world stands united against terrorism and tyranny in all its forms.

The Push for the creation of a Multinational Peacekeeping Humanitarian Task Force to stop ISIS and provide aid to Iraq and Syria petition to Barack Obama, president of the United States of America was written by David Kamada and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.