The Geneva Conventions are clear that the use of force by one state against another constitutes an international armed conflict, i.e., a war. Congress has never said otherwise, and so, both domestic and international law dictate the same conclusion: the United States and Syria are at war.
Professor Carolyn Patty Blum - who oversees the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights - served as the key legal adviser for the Center for Justice and Accountability, which filed the original petition in the Jesuit priests massacre case.
Court inaction stalls extradition of former colonel
By Linda Cooper, James Hodge
May 18, 2017 National Catholic Reporter - Continuing court delays are making it unlikely that the U.S. government will extradite a former Salvadoran army colonel to Spain to stand trial for the massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.
Fifteen months have passed since a U.S. magistrate ordered the extradition of former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano to Spain. Five of the slain priests were citizens of Spain, which wants to prosecute Montano and more than a dozen other Salvadoran officers for the atrocity.