In this blog we’ve been talking about identifying and shutting down the worldwide arms, drugs, and human trafficking networks. Well, during this time of shelter-in-place and social isolation, places where people congregate have been shut down. That includes sporting events, conventions, massage parlors, Las Vegas, gambling casinos, bars, concerts, etc.: places where human trafficking could occur. Most noteworthy is the shutdown of the southern border, where coyotes smuggle sex slaves across the border (as well as drugs and guns). This could be exaggerated, but I read somewhere that almost every girl/woman who crosses the border is raped or sexually assaulted.
It is clear that those who come to the US for a better life are being abused. There is no question of that.
All of that has been shut down now.
If you take a look at Trump’s Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017, titled “Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption,” you can see that the battle against these networks has been ongoing for several years.
Here is what Snopes.com says about it:
On 20 December 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13818, “Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption.”
That executive order declared “a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world” and provided “for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these malign activities.” The order also authorized the U.S. Treasury to freeze the assets of persons “who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption”:
“Today, the United States is taking a strong stand against human rights abuse and corruption globally by shutting these bad actors out of the U.S. financial system. Treasury is freezing their assets and publicly denouncing the egregious acts they’ve committed, sending a message that there is a steep price to pay for their misdeeds," said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. "At the direction of President Trump, Treasury and our interagency partners will continue to take decisive and impactful actions to hold accountable those who abuse human rights, perpetrate corruption, and undermine American ideals."
Specifically, it mandated that "all property and interests in property that are in the United States" belonging to persons identified in the order "are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in." The order listed thirteen individuals (all of them foreign nationals) and also allowed for the U.S. Treasury to freeze the assets of "any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury … to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse" as well as the assets of "current or former government official[s]" who have engaged in corruption.”Did Trump Sign an Executive Order to Seize the Assets of Clinton and Obama?
While reporters nitpick Trump’s statements about corona, behind the scenes a huge battle is being waged between white hats and dark hats. When the pandemic runs its course and people begin to research what happened, we’re going to find out some interesting and horrible stuff.
Things are not always what they seem. Use discernment!