COP27 Awkward: John Kerry Shaking Hands with Accused Narco-Terrorist Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Madurro. Madurro has a Justice Department Bounty of $15 million. Source Daily Mail, Fair Use, Low Resolution Image to Identify the Subject.

COP27 Invited an Accused Narco-Terrorist – John Kerry Shook His Hand

Essay by Eric Worrall

Shame on COP27 for inviting such a person. In an earlier story, I mentioned John Kerry shook hands with accused terrorist Nicholas Maduro – a plausible facilitator of the next mass casualty attack on the USA.

Bring him in, John! Awkward moment John Kerry SHAKES HANDS with Venezuela’s ex-president Nicolas Maduro at COP27 Summit in Egypt – despite US having $15million bounty out on the narco-terrorist

Joe Biden’s climate change envoy John Kerry was in the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh on Tuesday, and was caught on camera shaking Maduro’s hand

The Venezuelan leader, one of 90 world leaders attending the conference, has been indicted by the United States for drug trafficking

In March 2020 the Justice Department issued a $15 million reward for ‘information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Maduro’

The State Department tried to downplay Kerry’s encounter with Maduro, insisting that it was not ‘planned or substantive in any way’

The State Department still officially recognizes Maduro’s rival Juan Guaido as the legitimate president, but is increasingly warming to Venezuela amid the oil crisis

Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, but has been blocked by decades of U.S. sanctions 


PUBLISHED: 12:37 AEDT, 9 November 2022 | UPDATED: 16:10 AEDT, 9 November 2022

Joe Biden‘s climate change envoy John Kerry had an uncomfortable encounter with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday – a man with a $15million Justice Department bounty on his head.

The Venezuelan leader was charged by the DoJ in March 2020 with nacro-terrorism, corruption and drug trafficking, and the U.S. offered a $15 million reward for ‘information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Maduro’.

Kerry, who was Secretary of State under Barack Obama, from 2013 to 2017, was in the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh for the COP27 climate change conference.

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Maduro is a serious player in the world of terrorism, if the accusations against him are correct.

In 2020, Maduro was accused of maintaining high level links with Iran backed Middle Eastern terror group Hezbollah.

The Maduro-Hezbollah Nexus: How Iran-backed Networks Prop up the Venezuelan Regime

By Joseph M. Humire
October 7, 2020

  • Too often, Hezbollah in Venezuela is characterized as only a potential terrorist threat. In reality, the Lebanese terrorist group has helped to turn Venezuela into a hub for the convergence of transnational organized crime and international terrorism.
  • Hezbollah’s crime-terror network in Venezuela has facilitated Iran’s cooperation with the Maduro regime.
  • The United States, allies, and international institutions must ramp up regional counterterrorism collaboration, crack down on illicit financial networks, and build stronger ties with Lebanese and other Arab communities in Latin America.


In the face of another fated sham election in Venezuela, countries throughout the Americas and Europe are focusing on the many illicit tactics Nicolás Maduro uses to hold on to power. Top among them: the far-reaching illicit networks that prop up the Maduro regime. This includes armed groups that control vast swaths of territory, establishing a parallel state structure that conjoins the Maduro regime to international terrorism and transnational organized crime. In this environment, US policy shifted from “incrementalism” to “maximum pressure” in 2019, in an effort to constrain Nicolás Maduro’s grip on power in Venezuela.

This approach led to a March 2020 US Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement of multiple narcoterrorism indictments against the Maduro regime, including charges against Nicolás Maduro himself. Two months later, the DOJ indicted a former member of Venezuela’s National Assembly, the Syrian-Venezuelan dual national Adel El Zebayar, for allegedly working with Maduro and several top regime leaders in Venezuela on a narcoterrorism conspiracy that involved dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), drug cartels in Mexico, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria, and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

These actions by the DOJ highlight a debate in the United States and Europe about the presence and role of Hezbollah in Venezuela and Latin America overall. Too often this debate is characterized by simplistic views that see Hezbollah in Venezuela as only a potential terrorist threat. Equally, other views diminish the role and relationship between Hezbollah and the Maduro regime altogether. Neither position captures the nuance of how Hezbollah operates in Venezuela and neighboring countries, nor does it establish a baseline for understanding how Hezbollah fits into the larger strategic picture of the illicit networks propping up the Maduro regime, and its relationship with Iran.

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Maduro has also been accused of maintaining links with South American far left FARC revolutionaries, though lately this relationship may have deteriorated.

Maduro Is Playing a Dangerous Game on the Colombian Border

Tensions and lawlessness could spiral into armed conflict. 

By José R. Cárdenas

OCTOBER 7, 2019, 3:21 PM

The United States and its Latin American allies launched last month a renewed diplomatic offensive against the regime of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, which more than 50 democracies around the world deem illegitimate. It began on Sept. 23 with a meeting between the United States and more than a dozen Latin American parties to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, during which they agreed to investigate and arrest Maduro regime officials and others suspected of drug trafficking, money laundering, and financing terrorism. It escalated that Friday when a score of diplomats walked out in protest during Maduro’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

But the most concerning moment for the future direction of the Venezuela crisis came when Colombian President Iván Duque took to the U.N. podium to denounce the Maduro regime for providing support to illegal armed groups from Colombia. “My government has irrefutable and conclusive proof that corroborates the support of the dictatorship for criminal and narcoterrorist groups that operate in Venezuela to try and attack Colombia,” he said, holding up a copy of a 128-page dossier. He pledged to turn over the evidence to the secretary-general of the U.N.

Maduro is playing a dangerous game on the Colombian border. His actions could provoke armed conflict—or allow an unplanned confrontation to spiral out of control.

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If the accusations against Maduro are true, we’re talking about Kerry shaking hands with and chatting to someone who might one day use his vast smuggling network to help his alleged Iranian terror friends conduct a mass casualty attack against the United States of America.

Maybe even a nuclear attack, if Iran succeeds in enriching enough Uranium to build an atom bomb.

I hope Kerry does his duty and lets DEA agents know the location of a wanted accused narco-terrorist, so they can neutralise this terrifying alleged threat to the wellbeing of the American people.

The USA has enough influence over Egypt through the USA’s massive ongoing military and economic assistance, so they would likely allow Maduro to be arrested, if the US State Department pushed.

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Eamon Butler
November 9, 2022 6:12 pm

I hope Kerry does his duty and lets DEA agents know the location of a wanted accused narco-terrorist, so they can neutralise this terrifying alleged threat to the wellbeing of the American people.”

Then watch him claim his $15M reward.

Reply to  Eamon Butler
November 9, 2022 9:52 pm

I believe that Eric has, twice, let the USG know where Maduro is. He should claim the $USD15M.

abolition man
Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 10, 2022 11:56 am

You need to get a plane ticket immediately! If you can buy two I’ll be happy to act as your deputy!
I’ll bring guns if you can wrangle the lawyers and money; I’m sure we’d be warmly received!
Why do Marxists of all stripes stick together? Must be like the courtesy extended between lawyers and sharks!

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Eamon Butler
November 10, 2022 12:52 pm

He doesn’t need the money, but he can put it next to his Purple Hearts on the mantle.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Eamon Butler
November 10, 2022 3:07 pm

$15m? That’s less than Lurch has in the back of his couch pillows on his littlest yacht.

Alexy Scherbakoff
November 9, 2022 6:47 pm

Eco terrorist shakes hands with narco terrorist.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
November 9, 2022 8:32 pm

The Cop26 is a get together of the worlds ECO terrorists .
They are using the non threat pf climate change to shake down western countries to extract cash and promises from them .

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Graham
November 9, 2022 8:45 pm

The success rate is minimal, although, I might add, they are trying.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
November 10, 2022 3:49 am

Yes, very trying.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Graham
November 10, 2022 8:06 am

eco extortionist

November 9, 2022 7:07 pm

He’s an enemy of the US, which means he’s a friend of this administration.

Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 2:50 am

only” cos oil” you know
was interesting to read usa imported 800k barrrels of diesel a day from russia until recently too

Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 10, 2022 7:36 am

I see you are still upset at how communism has failed once again.

November 9, 2022 7:19 pm

The state department said the encounter was not ‘planned or substantive in any way’. They would have said the exact same thing if say Donald Trump had shaken Maduro by the hand, wouldn’t they? And the Democrats obviously would have kept equally quiet for Donald Trump as they have for John Kerry, and would not have criticised him in any way. Correct? To say otherwise would be to imply that the state department and the Democrats are now just about as corrupt as Nicholas Maduro himself.

On reflection, that might be just about right.

John Hultquist
November 9, 2022 7:27 pm

Nicholas or John:
Which one has caused most harm to the world?

November 9, 2022 8:00 pm

A known terrorist would be at home with most of the other AGW creeps !

Its just a different type of terrorism from the “climate change” agenda…

… and nowhere near as destructive.

November 9, 2022 8:15 pm

Since when is the US bringing to its own courts crimes that have occurred elsewhere ?
From the same group as Maduro
Maikel Jose Moreno Perez, 54, current Chief Justice of the Venezuelan Supreme Court, was charged via a criminal complaint in the Southern District of Florida with conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering in connection with the alleged corrupt receipt or intended receipt of tens of millions of dollars and bribes to illegally fix dozens of civil and criminal cases in Venezuela

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Duker
November 9, 2022 8:42 pm

Didn’t you realise that a country with 335 million can dictate what they want to the 7+ billion people on the planet? After all, they are right.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
November 10, 2022 2:51 am

yes always right and always above any other nations sovreignty
thinking Assange here

Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 10, 2022 7:39 am

Funny how to you, things are only wrong when the US does them.
And no matter what a communist country does, you can always find an excuse.

Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 11:58 am

No I dont . China is setting police stations in other countries, to discipline is diaspora. Thats totally wrong just as US Feds indicting other countries judges is wrong.

Reply to  Duker
November 10, 2022 3:57 pm

Was I talking to you?

Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 10, 2022 9:05 am

what did you think of the girls from your govt in the US, in 2019, here on your dime, advocating for Hillary?

Reply to  DonM
November 10, 2022 9:26 am

Socialists have to stick together.

Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 11:59 am

Hows your wave going.

Apparently the voters dont love Big Donny anymore. Not that he or his fans will accept that.
Time for some popcorn over next 2 years …..UFC Trump v Desantis

Reply to  Duker
November 10, 2022 3:58 pm

Your hatred of success is still causing you to act stupid.

Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 4:07 pm

It was a success now ?

Bureau of Prisons has plenty of prisoners who were a success until they were caught

Reply to  Duker
November 9, 2022 9:54 pm

It’s called extra-territoriality.

November 9, 2022 8:35 pm

Please, do not be angry with Mr. Teresa Heinz. He was told that he would be shaking hands with Satan, but Obama was a no-show.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  MaroonedMaroon
November 9, 2022 8:50 pm

I’m not sure what world those cretins are living in. The sooner they pass to the other world, the better.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
November 10, 2022 12:07 pm

Remember this Trump minion Pompeo signing a treaty with the Taleban ( on Trumps orders) , who spent the last 20 years killing Americans

At least Kerry enlisted to fight in Vietnam, Trump became a draft dodger

Reply to  Duker
November 10, 2022 2:53 pm

Afghanistan has been at war (more on than off) for the last 1,000 years. They don’t care. And obviously a large enough percent of the population likes it to keep it up.

There were two ways out. Kill them all, including the innocents, and try not to let the void fill with something as bad, or worse, by continuing the killing; or get out.

Getting out does not necessarily mean that things get, or stay, any better. It just means that the fly swatting will continue … from a distance.

Be happy about it … it will give you something to whine about long into the future.

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Reply to  Duker
November 10, 2022 4:00 pm

Everything is about Trump with you. Watching someone succeed while you languish in obscurity is really eating your soul, isn’t it.

Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 4:10 pm

So thats your word of the day is it.
The lest successful midterms since Clintons time

Anyway the story is about negotiating with vile leaders
Kim Jong Un- thank god the ‘successful deal maker’ didnt have one from those summits

Pat from Kerbob
November 9, 2022 11:01 pm

“Joe Biden‘s climate change envoy John Kerry had an uncomfortable encounter with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday”.

I saw no evidence that Kerry was uncomfortable. He appeared to be meeting a valued business associate.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
November 10, 2022 3:17 pm

It was uncomfortable for the Propaganda Media who couldn’t ignore it completely.

Rod Evans
November 9, 2022 11:34 pm

I never imagined I would see the day when a world leader would shake the hand of an eco terrorist……
Having said that, there have been a number of world leaders that have shaken the grubby hand of John Kerry so Madura is in good company…..

Reply to  Rod Evans
November 10, 2022 9:07 am

yes, it’s too bad we don’t see the photos of Maduro hustling to the wash room to clean off his hands.

Last edited 2 months ago by DonM
November 10, 2022 12:25 am

“”a $15 million reward for ‘information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Maduro’””

That’s pocket change to Kerry

November 10, 2022 1:00 am

About an hour and a half audio mp3, but Glenn Beck interviews Whitney Webb about the corruption in the US and many other countries.

November 10, 2022 2:46 am

maduro wouldnt play nice n rollover to usa wanting cheap oil and deals would be more like it, throw in iran cos why the hell not
air america? anyone
and that fiasco by that daft chap now a politician IN your govt over the drugs for cash that gave usa provided guns away and ??where the drugs went operation Fast n furious .
its wash rinse repeat with all the sth american nations, since whenever rather like the hate/hysteria for decades on russia too. hes as much a terrorist as quite a few american drug dealers, who buy it in in Miami etc hunter springs to mind with all his shonky deals too

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Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 10, 2022 7:41 am

Wow, is there any half baked story that you won’t eagerly accept, so long as it paints the US as the villain.

Rich Davis
Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 11, 2022 2:02 am

Are you on crack or something oznevershutsup? Almost as coherent as Dementia Joe.

November 10, 2022 8:49 am

The climate gangsters are just exploring new ways and means to extort money from tax payers and pension funds

November 10, 2022 9:24 am

Leftists in this country aren’t the only ones who automatically assume that anyone who opposes the US must be one of the good guys.
Reply to  MarkW
November 10, 2022 6:11 pm

Which country do you mean by “this country”?
November 10, 2022 6:38 pm

Junk from the US State Department.

November 10, 2022 7:05 pm

Just how do people of such ill repute get access to these things? I mean John Kerry of course!

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