A diplomatic mission by the Islamic Caliphate will be in Istanbul, Turkey; Abu-Omar Al-Tunisi (ISIS de facto head of foreign relations). bilateral relations with Ankara will start new developments under the watch of newly elected president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The consulate in Istanbul plans to pay for hospitalization of all Islamist militants who make it to Turkey for medical care.
I would like to personally thank my study book; “International Relations, The Path not Taken”‘ written by Thomas E. Schoenbaum for the exploratory data. From the exploratory data I was able to extrapolate my meta-analysis on the topic of ISIS.
President Erdogen is leaning in the Islamist militants direction. Turkey is looking in the direction of Hamas than Israel. Turkey is advocating the neutrality card while playing both sides of the ISIS war. Erdogen will have Turkey protect it’s sovereign territories, while fighting ISIS in Syria.
Negotiations are underway to see the benefits of which countries the air strikes and possible ground operation that would fit Turkey’s mission. Whatever role Turkey will have in the operation they will be more than ready to make the commitment. Military history dictates that in this theater of operations, air strikes will not be sufficient. Terrorist groups enjoy fluidity on the battlefield, and able to move men and equiment to
the area most needed. Logistical operations such as air strikes would not be a permanent solution.
Solutions to this situation would be; 1) Turkey allows ISIS to open their consulate in Ankara. While declaring sovereignty ( first coined and defined by the French political philosopher Jean Boudin in his essay, “De Republic” (1576).) in their traditional form, they would fall under a unique states concept so that they would have statehood and membership in the international system, 2) under this cloak intergovernmental
organizations such as the United Nations, International Monetary fund, will have the authority to take International actions independent of states, 3) multinational and transnational corporations will negotiate since they are more wealthy, more powerful, and independent of all but the major sovereign states, and 3) nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s) (Red Cross, Catholic Church, Greenpeace) will also have influence and offer moral authority.
It would be no longer accepted today for the state to exercise unrestrained power either internally or externally. International legal norms will constrain state power. Under the United States Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act with it’s analogue in other states, a foreign state may now be sued and will be liable for damages. Foreign states fostering terrorism can be sued for damages. The International Law Commission (United Nations organ) has set up a loose confederation of rules for “international state responsibility”. States will bear international responsibility and pay damages for conduct that is a breach of international law.
The protection of human rights must be observed by all states. Mistreatment of a population is subject to enforcement action under the U.N. Charter (right of humanitarian intervention-even apart from the Charter). Criminal action can be brought up for heads of state, and state officials who foster human rights violations Interdependence replaced independence as a technique for global order of states. Every
state and it’s citizens are affected by events that may occur in distant lands. International problems such as peace and security, protection of the environment, and economic development are beyond any one states jurisdiction (forcing each state to cooperate). States have international responsibility as well as rights. States responsibilities involves a violation by a state of an international obligation. It can be from customary or treaty law. International responsibility refers to a state desisting from breaching an obligation and must make reparation for any damages caused. Ther are primary and secondary rules regarding state responsibility. The primary rules define what what is a wrongful act defined over a broad spectrum of areas; 1) human rights, protection of the environment, breach of a treaty obligation, violation of the laws of war, and mistreatment of foreign nationals. The secondary law of state responsibility entails general and technical matters such as; 1) manner of attributing wrongful acts to a state, 2) the mechanics of enforcement, 3) and various defenses to state culpability.
There is a growing movement among legal and political scholars and practitioners to use these laws within the coming years. State sovereignty is essential to international rule of law. In conclusion I would also advise for you to; 1) review the above protocol, 2) seek immunity and provide the allies with HUMINT and COMINT intelligence as to finances, troop strength, strategies, locations, and whatever other data that can be provided, 3) adhere to the rules of state sovereignty, 4) have negotiating teams plead your case before the U.N. (world court). As a legal scholar project I am in the process of writing an ISIS containment protocol using examples from military history, that will set up a moot court, with the intent of negotiating, if not brokering peace and an end to the conflict. You or your representative are more than welcome to contact me and discuss your prima facie case.