President Trump is working hard on many fronts despite the coronavirus pandemic. The US Department of Justice now has in its custody a Venezuelan general who was involved for many years in the corruption and drug trafficking in that nation.
The general was arrested in Colombia where he had been living since 2018. He is being extradited to the US after the Justice Department indicted him and other top Venezuelan officials for various crimes, laying the legal groundwork to seize him. Associated Press reports:
A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday.
Cliver Alcalá … was charged Thursday with allegedly running with Maduro, socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello and another retired army general a narcoterrorist conspiracy that U.S. prosecutors say sent 250 metric tons of cocaine a year to the U.S. and turned the Venezuelan state into a platform for violent cartels and Colombia rebels. The Justice Department had offered a $10 million reward for Alcalá’s arrest.
Alcalá was being flown on a chartered plane to the U.S. from Barranquilla, Colombia, after waiving an extradition hearing and agreeing to collaborate with prosecutors, said the four people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss actions that had not yet been made public.
Alcalá has been living in the coastal city since fleeing Venezuela in 2018 after the discovery of a conspiracy that he was secretly leading in hopes of ousting Maduro.
This is great news. We would never see this if Hillary Clinton were president since Democrats ignore all crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking and human rights abuses by communists, Chinese and muslims.
Meanwhile Reuters reports about another Venezuelan general living in Spain who is in the process of being extradited:
The former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is in the process of surrendering to U.S. authorities, two people familiar with the matter said, after prosecutors charged him on Thursday with drug trafficking alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Carvajal, a former general and ally of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, has been in hiding since a Spanish court in November approved his extradition to the United States. It was unclear when he will formally surrender to U.S. authorities and the two people declined to say.
He was arrested by Spanish police in April 2019 at the request of U.S. authorities but Spain’s High Court initially ruled that he should be released and his extradition request denied. The court reversed that decision in November.
Friends, this just goes to show that a bold leader like president Trump is always willing and ready to do what was considered impossible like building the Mexican border wall, strengthening the military, improving the economy, killing a top Iranian general/terrorist, negotiating better deals with our trading partners, and seizing Venezuelan devils.
Nikitas3.com is confident that more Venezuelans will be arrested because the legal groundwork has been laid. You can be sure that ‘president’ Nicolas Maduro is quaking in his boots. He knows that The Trump Curse is coming after him.
Look at the description of Carvajal as ‘the former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence unit’. This is a huge catch; this guy certainly knows everything about the workings of Venezuela’s communist government. These two generals could provide us with mountains of information about what is going on inside Venezuela, including where Maduro and his henchmen live and meet.
Nikitas3.com believes that there are US operatives working undercover inside Venezuela to keep tabs on the location of Maduro and his elite generals. Nikitas3.com believes that Maduro himself could be kidnapped or killed by US action, like a commando raid or a drone strike.
Nikitas3.com encourages president Trump to kill Maduro, with the killing of Soleimani in Iraq showing how this can be done. Maduro and his top generals and advisors could easily be taken out in one strike if they are together, perhaps at a rural compound outside of the capital of Caracas that they use for meetings or socializing.
Some Good News about the Chinese Virus
Fox News reported:
The United States will see an earlier turning point in the fight against coronavirus, according to Michael Levitt, the Nobel laureate who correctly calculated that China would get through the worst part of its outbreak faster than other health experts believed.
The Stanford University biology professor believes that a similar outcome is possible in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
“What we need is to control the panic,” Levitt told The Los Angeles Times, while agreeing with strong measures to battle the outbreak, including social distancing mandates. In the grand scheme, he said, “we’re going to be fine.”
This view stands in stark contrast with other public health officials who have said that we may be weeks or even months away from having the COVID-19 pandemic fully under control.
Levitt, who received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was able to predict with a high degree of accuracy when China would begin to see a decline in COVID-19 cases in a report he shared with friends early in February. He forecast China would see around 80,000 cases, with about 3,250 deaths. As of March 16, China had 80,298 cases and 3,245 deaths.
“Numbers are still noisy [in the U.S.], but there are clear signs of slowed growth,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
Good. Let us hope that this is true. This is some of the best news that we have heard in weeks.
NY Democrats Urged Residents Not to Worry about Virus
While leftists and Democrats in places like New York and Hollywood are blaming president Trump for the spread of the coronavirus, they never blame China for starting the virus and letting it run wild. There are chirpy reports on the internet about how wonderful everything is in China from these Fake News media skunks.
Meanwhile the same leftists helped to spread the virus by taking a cavalier attitude. For instance New York Democrat state senator John Liu from New York City said back in early February that “there’s really no need to panic and to avoid activities that we always do as New Yorkers” and then he tried to take the spotlight off of China by saying that diseases don’t originate “from particular places in the world”, i.e., don’t blame China for the virus… that came from China.
Democrat state senator Brian Kavanaugh, also of New York City, insisted that New Yorkers take to the streets for Chinese New Year festivities and warned “it is very important that we ensure that we don’t have misinformation, and many in the media have been covering this issue as if it’s, you know, a terrible plague that people have to avoid.”
To Kavanaugh, misinformation apparently means telling people the truth about China and the virus. But president Trump told us the truth. On January 31, he banned all travel between the US and China. If he had not done so, there would be tens of thousands of virus deaths in the US today, not 2,000 as of the writing of this commentary.
As recently as March 2 New York City’s far-left, Trump hating mayor de Blasio tweeted this:
“Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town, despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here’s the first: thru Thursday, go see (the movie called) “The Traitor”…
Yes, go to a movie… With hundreds of other people sitting in close proximity.
This is precisely why New York has a pandemic
On March 11 de Blasio was still insisting that: “If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life.” Yet that very same day, the NBA announced it was suspending its whole season and Italy was several days into a lockdown.
Soon after that, people in New York started to get sick and some got very sick and even died. And then suddenly de Blasio showed up on Meet the Press claiming that Donald Trump had abandoned the city.
On January 26, New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, warned, “It’s inevitable that we will have someone who is positive with coronavirus.” She also said, “We are encouraging New Yorkers to go about their everyday lives and suggest practicing everyday precautions that we do through the flu season.” On February 7, Barbot told New Yorkers to “go about your lives, take the subway, go out, enjoy life” and that the city’s preparedness was “high.”
Yessirree, get on a crowded subway car… These people are nuts. Meanwhile Michigan’s far-left governor Gretchen Whitmer, whom president Trump calls ‘Half-Wit’ Whitmer, said that Michiganders should “lock arms” to defeat the virus.
This is crazy. These people are all insane. Every one of them. Then they attack president Trump for saying that he hoped that the country could open up again by Easter, which was simply an optimistic thought to cheer up Americans and in no way was a binding order.
And of course what would a good virus story be without this little gem from Fox News about a new virus discovered in China:
A man in China who died on Monday reportedly tested positive for hantavirus, leading officials to test an additional 32 people who had traveled on a bus with him before his death, Global Times reported. The rat-borne illness, which U.S. health officials say cannot be transmitted from person-to-person, is typically passed to patients when they breathe in air contaminated with the virus through rodent droppings.
Gee, “cannot be transmitted from person to person”. That sounds just like what some people said about the coronavirus.