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I am reproducing the full text of Joel Skousen’s critique of World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes in his November 22, 2013 World Affairs Brief (worldaffairsbrief.com) in response to increasingly bold claims by her and corresponding scrutiny of them.

ANALYZING CLAIMS OF WORLD BANK INSIDER KAREN HUDES

Karen Hudes worked as a lawyer for the World Bank and claims to be a whistleblower revealing massive corruption at the Bank. Everything she says about the situation there is correct:

Think of the World Bank as Enron. The World Bank has issued over $180 billion in bonds on the world’s capital markets, but its financial statements are not accurate. The US Congress has been unsuccessful in resolving this problem, first identified by the Joint Economic Committee in 2005. The World Bank stonewalled Senator Lugar’s and Congressman Van Hollen’s four requests for the advice of the executive search firm following my disclosure of internal control lapses during my interview for General Counsel. I have been fulfilling my professional responsibilities as the World Bank’s lawyer to bring the World Bank into compliance.

But the World Bank did not want to comply, so she became a whistleblower along with several other bank employees like Elaine Coville of Scotland. Together they lobbied Parliament to reign in the World Bank but the political PTB in the US and UK stonewalled and covered up the corruption. The World Bank has hundreds of “directors” giving each of the member countries a tiny say on the Board. But Hudes reveals that many have been blackmailed into going along and not exposing the corruption:

“I have just returned from Holland, and learned there that Messrs. Wijffels and Melkert [the representatives of the Dutch on the World Bank’s Board of Directors] have informed the Dutch public that they were subjected to investigations of their private lives as a form of diplomatic blackmail. According to Mr. Wijffels, other executive directors on the World Bank’s Board have been similarly intimidated.

Within her area of expertise, Mrs. Hudes is right on target. But like many whistleblowers who start to get a glimpse of the globalist control system, she has begun to make statements claiming to understand the much broader globalist conspiracy and that’s where I have a few problems with her claims. Yes, there is a larger global conspiracy against national sovereignty but many of her extraneous claims are outlandish or invented out of thin air.

Actually, I read her as very sincere, so I don’t think she is knowingly lying. But often whistleblowers like Hudes start getting “help” from disinformation experts in government who feed whistleblowers like her false information to undermine their credibility. Here’s a brief review of her other claims (my response in brackets):

1. Financial corruption within the world financial system, and that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are two similar corruption international organs controlled by the same private financial powers. [TRUE]

2. Those that control the international monetary system also control the media, and people are being brainwashed and deceived about what is really going on. [TRUE]

3. If we could just get one country to expose this, we could turn this around.[FALSE. The PTB have too much control over the high politicians in every Western country, via blackmail mostly.]

5. 40% of our tax dollars go to UK and 60% to the Vatican [FALSE. Yes, the City of London (a city within London, controlled by the international bankers) and the Vatican bank are deeply involved in this international corruption and collusion, but this claim about the UK and the Vatican having first claim on US tax money is ludicrous. The FED keeps the world financial system afloat with new money, but there is no necessity to collar tax receipts and physically ship them overseas. That’s not how anything works in the dark side of globalism.]

6. She claims we are financing our government by selling drugs [Partly TRUE. Old information and no longer true to this degree. Yes, the US still runs the largest international drug smuggling operation, in combination with selected cartels, but that money is now a pittance compared to what our government spends and creates through electronic journal entries, outside of congressional supervision.]

7. She claims the money to UK is war reparations from the 1812 war and that England has to pay off loans the Vatican made in the 1800s to it for war. [FALSE. She’s been reading too many anti-Vatican conspiracy books. My main complaint about many conspiracy books is that the authors claim to know more than anyone could know without being on the inside. And if they are on the inside, then you couldn’t trust what they write anyway.]

8. Lincoln issued greenbacks directly via the treasury and that’s why he was rubbed out [True that he issued greenbacks directly, but False that this was somehow more virtuous and that the bankers killed him for it. Many conservatives think that using the treasury to issue fiat currency is somehow proper, but it isn’t. Any issuance of fiat currency is evil and a theft of private value. Don’t fall for this one. All currency should be redeemable in a physical commodity and the only role of government is to make sure there is no fraud in money.]

9. JFK was killed for erasing the interest on the US debt and trying to cut the FED out of the process. Also that “banksters” are trying to keep us in debt and crash the dollar. [The killing of JFK by the dark side of our own government is a massive conspiracy and nobody knows all the reasons. He was trying to reign in the CIA and the FED, but the PTB are NOT trying to crash the dollar or they would have done it long ago. Yes, they want to keep other countries in debt to the World Bank and IMF so they can dictate and control their economic policy, but that isn’t true domestically. The PTB love deficit spending because it keeps government from having to tax people for evil policies and foreign interventions that the public would resist (due to the high price). Continually increasing debt becomes a threat to their system of not taxing the common person—as default will eventually prohibit any more deficits. But, default is at least 15 years away, so they still have time to play this game.]

10. Board members to the World bank were being blackmailed when they tried to fire Wolfowitz after he gave a huge salary increase to his girlfriend at the bank. [TRUE]

11. She gets into claims that the PTB are using Maritime law to govern property and marriages and that bonds are being issued for each child born, for collateral and control [Completely FALSE. They have more than enough power and control over Congress and the courts and don’t need such archaic legal mechanisms nowadays. Besides, even if this were true a non-insider working in an administrative legal capacity at the WB would never be privy to this kind of admission.]

12. We have 49 out of 50 States that have called for a constitutional convention (Con Con) which is the way to take back our Republic and demand our rights. [FALSE on all counts, and constitutional conservatives would never even get appointed by state governors to serve at the convention—they would stack it with establishment legislators and lawyers and we’d be worse off than when we started.]

13. 170,000 tons of gold in the Bank of Hawaii. The CIA’s purpose is to protect the gold, Vatican controls the CIA. [FALSE and ridiculous. Once again, how could she know this? How do you get from being a lowly admin lawyer at the WB and know all this stuff. It doesn’t come from insider info, but rather from reading too many conspiracy books that are amplifying a few known conspiracy truths and then adding a lot of garbage details to make it appear they have insider knowledge. But there is zero proof nor confirmation of these details.]

14. Obama’s mother was a CIA agent and Michelle fell into a honey trap [seduced], was compromised in a hotel. [FALSE. There’s plenty of dirt about Obama’s background and non-citizen status, but this claim isn’t credible. It tells me a disinformation agent has got her ear and pumping it full of false claims to get her discredited. The claims about the CIA connection are more true about Obama than with his mother, who was a marxist. Wayne Madsen used a lot of circumstantial connections to say that Obama’s mother Ann Dunham worked “on behalf of a number of CIA front operations, including the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ford Foundation.” The East-West Center had long been affiliated with CIA activities in the Asia-Pacific region, Madsen says, but just because the CIA has at one time or another used these organizations as cover for various agents, doesn’t mean that everyone who ever had any relationship there was also CIA. Bad logic]

15. On the 8th of October there was supposed to be a nuclear bomb detonated over SC—two army officers made sure it was dropped in the sea where it exploded. Then they were fired. 80 generals and top brass are now being fired. These are people protecting the citizens of the US. [This idiotic rumor continues to grow more and more bizarre each week. It’s all false, as I detailed in the October 18, 2013 WAB. Log into the website to view the archives under “Latest Brief.”]

In summary, Hudes is not herself a disinformation agent and I believe her to be sincere, but she’s way beyond her pay grade when she starts repeating junk theories that she reads elsewhere or that are fed to her by disinformation sources. She should stick to what she knows first-hand.”

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Adam KokeshHere are some highlights from Joel Skousen’s May 10, 2013 World Affairs Brief on Adam Kokesh’s planned armed July 4th march on Washington, D.C. (emphasis mine):

There are smart ways to organize a demonstration at the nation’s capitol to gain public support against government tyranny and then there are moves that are really unwise. In my personal opinion, Adam Kokesh’s proposed armed march of several thousand volunteer protestors into Washington DC is not smart and potentially will get all future right wing demonstrations in favor of the Second Amendment banned as “prone to violence.”

I’ve never liked Adam Kokesh’s style—sitting before the mike in black tank top, shaved but bearded head, and always talking tough. It’s a militaristic style that attracts ex-military hot heads to the movement, and this latest gambit has that same uncareful style.

It’s not that simple. When you openly violate a law about weapons, the police have little choice but to intervene—and they will. To make it worse, in his interview with Alex Jones, Kokesh spoke dangerous language when he said, “This is an armed revolt against the American government.”

You just can’t go around saying things like that even if the right to revolution is guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence. It is a serious step not to be taken for “light or transient” reasons and must have wide public support backed by a long list of grievances. It’s easy enough for constitutional conservatives and libertarians to produce such a list of technical violations, but they are not easily visible or provable to the common person.

The government’s current and future plans for taking away liberty are carefully masked by a myriad of executive orders, and hidden memos—sealed under the cover of National Security—hardly the stuff needed to rally the world around us. Kokesh and his brash statements show he hasn’t thought this out very well and appears to be heading for trouble.

While I would agree that no jurisdiction should be able to ban open carry under the Second Amendment, hinting at an armed confrontation is not the way to go about getting those laws changed. My objection to this act of “civil disobedience” proposed by Kokesh is that it’s not going to help gain support for second amendment rights or motivate any official in DC to feel more comfortable about changing the law.

It may be empowering to the macho types who want to make a dramatic public statement, but most people will merely see it as a stupid violation of DC law and approve of police action to arrest them. Few will see this as standing up against something unjust, and it may assist government in further demonizing pro-gun people as extremists. It may even prompt more states to ban open carry.

For another prominent voice in the alternative media who has questioned Kokesh’s planned armed march, see my article, “He’s either on the other side or he’s not very bright:” Dr. Stan Monteith on Adam Kokesh and his planned armed July 4th March on Washington.

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Joel Skousen

For an early preview of Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief, listen to Dr. Stan Monteith’s Radio Liberty program every Thursday, usually at 7 PM Eastern at gcnlive.com, and by archive here.

I first heard Joel Skousen on Dr. Stan Monteith’s show in 2010, and I became a subscriber in 2011, and I really appreciate the unconventional take he has on political and economic issues, especially with regard to holding prominent figures in the alternative media accountable for their consistently outrageous claims, such as Lindsey Williams, Benjamin Fulford and Doug Hagmann.

For more on Joel Skousen, see my articles:

1) Joel Skousen exposes Doug Hagmann’s insider source as disinfo

2) Joel Skousen announces an upcoming documentary on the modern history of conspiracy

3) Prominent voices question why Alex Jones continues to have Webster Tarpley on his show

4) Joel Skousen smokes out phony patriots

5) Joel Skousen: “Ron Paul won’t go into Tampa with enough delegates to win the presidential nomination”

6) Benjamin Fulford scheduled to make questionable claims on his first Coast to Coast AM appearance on January 30, 2012

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Joel SkousenFrom the October 12, 2012 issue of Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (www.worldaffairsbrief.com):

THE DOCUMENTARY IS A GO

Last week I asked for your feelings about a major documentary that I would write and produce detailing the Modern History of Conspiracy and how it controls almost every aspect of what our government is involved in. I’m pleased to announce that the response was very gratifying, and the project is a “go.”

One of the best things to come from this request was the many heartfelt comments I received from so many on how you felt about the briefs and my work over the years. Sometimes I never know how the briefs are being received and it’s nice to feel your gratefulness. Perhaps the most common comment from readers was the appreciation for having a source they could trust to tell the truth and help them discern between reliable information and the disinformation and hype that is flooding the internet.

Hundreds have pledged mostly modest amounts to finance this project, and if everyone comes through with what they have pledged we have what I consider a minimum to ensure success of the project. I didn’t want to start this unless I was sure I could deliver.

Please forward your contributions by check (I don’t want Paypal or the CC companies to siphon off their usual 3% of these contributions) payable to Joel Skousen, 290 W 580 S, Orem, UT 84058. Insert a note that this is “for the Documentary,” so that my staff will know to put this in a separate account. I will keep you all posted as to the progress. We are shooting to have this completed within a year. Everyone who contributes will, of course, get a free copy of the documentary to view and share with their friends. Thanks for your support.

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I emailed the following to Coast to Coast AM producers Lisa Lyon and Tom Danheiser, on the eve of Benjamin Fulford’s scheduled appearance on January 30, 2012:

Before you have Benjamin Fulford on this Monday’s show, consider that one of your previous guests, Joel Skousen, has openly stated that the claim Fulford made concerning two earthquakes in 2011 being caused by an anti-establishment group using nukes to blow up two underground bunkers of the elites is utterly false (World Affairs Brief, September 23, 2011).

Furthermore, one of your most prominent guests, Alex Jones, who had Fulford on in the past, hasn’t had him on again since 2008 (according to his prisonplanet.tv archives), and I’d say the reason likely is that Alex doesn’t want to be associated with the unsubstantiated claims that Fulford later put out.

The show description indicates that he plans to argue that Asia controls most of the world’s money, which is completely and provably false, just by world GDP alone, according to official IMF numbers for 2010.

While I understand the approach of letting the audience make up their own minds, the same could be said for the HIV/AIDS scam, yet discussion of it is deliberately being kept off your show, so I would ask for some consistency if Fulford is brought on.

Regards,

Jason Erb
http://fauxcapitalist.com

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Coast to Coast AM

Benjamin Fulford is scheduled to make his first appearance on Coast to Coast AM on January 30, 2012. From the show description:

Former Asia/Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, will address how most of the world’s money is now controlled by Asia, which will bring a fundamental change in the balance of power, and a restructuring of the international banking system.

That is a completely absurd statement, as by GDP, the non-Asian economies currently account for the majority of all wealth.

The IMF reports the GDP for all nations  was nearly $63 billion in 2010. The European Union, United States and Brazil account for over half of the world’s GDP alone.

To suggest that Asia controls most of the world’s money is to draw attention away from the privately owned Federal Reserve, which has been increasing the monetary base by trillions of dollars since 2008 through its “quantitive easing,” and away from the privately owned Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, which is the central bank for central banks.

This from Joel Skousen’s September 23, 2011 World Affairs Brief:

BEWARE OF BENJAMIN FULFORD CLAIMS

Fulford claims that two recent US earthquakes were actually the result of counter government forces blowing up two of the elite’s deep underground bunkers with nuclear weapons. This is totally preposterous. All bunker systems have large ventilation systems and a nuclear blast would have sent huge visible plumes of debris into the air from those vents. The blast valves on them only prevent incoming blast and do not stop a blast from escaping. Nothing like that occurred.

Be careful of the temptation to believe in too-good-to-be true claims that can’t be proven or tracked. The worst offenders to avoid besides Fulford are Lee Emil Wanta, the EU Times, Sorcha Faal and Russia Today (RT television: a KGB connected outlet that puts out a lot of truth in order to sucker in conservatives with periodic disinformation–much like Lyndon LaRouche)

If that wasn’t enough to make you wonder, check out this January 23, 2009 article on Rense.com: Absolutely Bizarre ‘Creature’ In Benjamin Fulford’s Spine.

For more on some of the highly questionable guests on Coast to Coast AM, see my article, The questionable guests of Coast to Coast AM.

For what Coast to Coast AM is really all about, see Erskine of Erskine Overnight says he was offered fame and fortune by hosting a Clear Channel program that sounds a lot like Coast to Coast AM, so long as he didn’t talk about “conspiracy stuff” (like the Trilateral Commission).

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