U.S. Not a Super Power and Not Credible Anymore- Karen Hudes

HudesBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Former World Bank lawyer Karen Hudes says the global opinion of America is tarnished.  Hudes contends, “Is the United States a credible super power?  The answer to that is ‘we are neither.’  We’re not a super power and we are not credible.”   Hudes goes on to warn, “The biggest game changer is something that people are just ignoring, and they ignore it at their peril, and that is the creation of a fourth credit rating agency. . . . If they do not get our act together, they will have no choice . . . We are losing our credit rating.”  Hudes, who is also a whistleblower, charges, “There is fraud and corruption from top to bottom in the financial system.”  As far as global central banks are concerned (including the Fed), Hudes claims, “The central bankers have a scam going on.  It’s a Ponzi scheme.  The citizens of the world are paying interest on their currencies.  These currencies are not being issued by the governments; they are being issued by private bankers.”  Don’t give up hope because Hudes says, “The U.S. has to come around to the rule of law. . . . and we are on track with a 95% likelihood, and that is why I think the dollar is not going to tank.”  Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with whistleblower and former Senior Counsel for the World Bank, Karen Hudes.   

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  1. Brent


    I like pretty much all of your guests, but this one showed herself to be a charleton earlier this week on Rick Wiles trunews show. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e39RpfgsDRw&feature=c4-overview&list=UUBpSlvedUI6VmwBjQLpFb0g

    • Arthur Radley

      Hello Brent and Greg and everybody,

      I certainly don’t know Karen Hudes personally, but I have seen both of her previous interviews with Greg. She seems to be authoritative and genuine to me. Anyway, I listened to that radio interview that you linked. What happened, IMO, is that she became enraged when the host, Rick Wiles, gave his opinion that the only way the people of the U.S. can “take control of this country” is via a bloody revolution (at 31:50 in the interview). She blew her stack at that exact moment. That’s all that happened. Then Wiles booted her off the air. It seemed to me that she didn’t like possibly being misunderstood as advocating violence in any way. She’s a lawyer, and she often speaks about the “rule of law” and such. Now, to be fair to Wiles, I don’t think he meant to propose a revolution. He was, I think, trying to illustrate how vast and intractable all of this corruption seems to him; that it is beyond law and lawyers, so-to-speak. But hey, Wiles is a religious broadcaster, and as such he probably thinks about things like this mostly from a Biblical apocalyptic viewpoint. So these two people never had a chance of getting along, IMO. One is an end-time preacher, and the other is a lawyer working overtime to organize a legal remedy to it all. That’s my opinion, anyway.

      • mohammad

        Though i have doubts about this lady’s agenda i can relate to what she went angry at. This is what happened in Syria and people got killed and country got destroyed and powers that be won when they played the masses into armed revolution. She saw it in Syria and does not want it here in US, i give her a huge point there!

    • Linda

      I listened to Karen on Rick Wiles’ show and she got angry when he suggested that the only way to take our government back was an armed insurrection. She got really mad and lost her temper with that guy, but I don’t see where she was proven to be a “charlatan.” She was against it. Her position doesn’t play into a Christian endtimes scenario, but that doesn’t make her a charlatan in my book.

    • Galaxy 500

      IS ENGLISH your first language? It easy to see what upset Karen.

    • j.c.davis

      Well done Brent. As with all things we take the good , tollerate the bad, and discard the spioled.

    • practicus

      Dear Greg,
      You must interview William Dean A. Garner.

  2. The Circus Monkey

    Greg, I got a good laugh at you saying she is one of your most popular guests. This may well be true, but for me she is the chief clown in the circus. We are coming around to the rule of law? Wow, must be some really potent weed – either that, or she is very, very delusional. She seems to go on and on, spewing out a bunch of gobbledegook and mumbo jumbo.

    Well, I can save myself the price of a circus ticket this year – I just saw the circus here!

    • Angusdude

      Yikes! And what law? Whose law? 188 nations she said thee other day all following a rule of law? Nonsense.

  3. Liquid Motion


    Nicely done….G-man.

    I have a love/hate relationship with Karen. I love the way she operates ( a no nonsense approach) but I hate the way she sporadically throws out tender morsels of information as if she was feeding the starving masses. Luckily she’s on our side…if not those tender morsels could very well be laced with strychnine.

    The US and its artificial monetary system (along with its hoards of corrupt crooks)…according to KH …is going to hell in a basket case. We should all rejoice about that. It will come to a point where patriotism is not synonymous with protection of the once mighty greenback. We’ll all be glad its done, so that we can become freer (and perhaps a little poorer) in the process.
    She’s 100% on the money when she says they (the crooks)need to be held accountable for the destruction that they have caused…..AND it has to start at the very top. That means the members of the BIS will have their heads rolling around the corridors.
    Trouble is …how do you take (and win) action against the criminals that invented and control the system. “Rule of Law” was never meant to be punitive for the controllers only beneficial in nature. Her quest may be admirable but could also be futile. Like I’ve been harking on about for some time…its the FED and its creators that are the problem. Private banking/money systems are never good for the populace. The odds are always stacked in the houses favour. Even the threat of losing the world’s crown will not unsettle the men (banksters)parading as central planners. They will put up a fight that will be as painful for the loser (US) as it is for the winner/successor.
    We still don’t have a time frame for this financial Armageddon , but we know it will be breathtaking, literally….for the implosion will create such a vacuum, the lack of Air will not sustain life.
    My theory about World war III is very much about the maintenance of privately controlled monetary systems/order and less about the threat of Nuclear/Chemical disarmament OR False Flags on home soil.
    Nevertheless, Karen’s got one helluva fight on her hands and its almost a call to arms. She needs all the willing and able bodies to fight the almost unwinnable battle.
    Speaking of which, don’t give up on yours. Your family will come to depend on you one day, when very tough decisions will need to be made. Its in your own interests to keep those close to you, educated.
    More knowledge and power to everyone. Keep bringing her back Greg….what she has provided to date has only just managed to touch the sides. Its not so much the frequency…but moreover the quality.
    I have to admit that every time you have Karen on …its like an episode from the latest espionage thriller by J Le Carre..this is too good to miss….and too good not to be true…while at the same time the whole setup is frightening the bejesus out of me.
    Bring it…!!!

  4. Taboola la

    Greg, Back in the days of me youth, I new an old Russian Gentleman in his late 90’s, who was in on the Russian revolution and during communism, apparently became so disillusioned, he was booted out the party and escaped to America. One thing he would always mention, whenever I saw him was, to just remember, If you steel a loaf of bread and get caught, you’ll go to jail for the rest of your life. But if you steel a million dollars, you’ll be a hero. In today’s dollars, I think, that would have to be a billion, to get away with it and be the hero and being a bankster wouldn’t hurt either!
    P>S> Between Karen’s hopes and jubilation’s, she seemed, almost on the verge of tears. I think Karen was an impressionable and pretty, young lady, when she got involved with the world bank and after so many years and finaly, relizing the emperor’s, “dirty old bankster’s” had no clothes, she blew the whistle and has been, in a sort of shell shock, on how they hung her out to dry, and how there about to do us all in, too! I mean she seems to refuse, to think we cant kill, this monster, before its, to late. Heaven help us, if we cant! Anybody know the words to “Nearer my God to thee”? HOW BOUT, gOOGLE

    The man upstair’s,
    will get the job done!

    Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation, such as has not occured since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.
    Matthew 24:20-22
    Here I is, chose me, chose me and have a Great Day, he’s got our back!

    • Greg

      Taboola la,
      He does have our backs. Amen.

  5. George Silver

    Dear Greg
    Every time you interview Karen Hudes it’s like watching a pro heavy-weight boxing match. At the end you seem exhausted. Your final punch was about Gold but she managed to dodge your punch once again.
    It’s all very enjoyable but whenever you interview her it’s as though we enter some strange surreal alternate universe.

    The question I am always left with is:- “Can I believe her?”

    The problem I find difficult to understand is that she is always talking about the USA and it’s corrupt financial system but this is also true of the rest of the World. Every country uses “funny money” fiat currency and every country uses fractional banking. Not just the USA.

    • Greg

      George Silver,
      Thank you for your comment and support. I don’t have to agree with everything someone says here. I just try to get the best people possible to help us all find our way. Hudes has excellent credentials and there is much to learn from her. I like her and her heart is in the right place. What is happening now has never happened on this scale in human history. I am hoping we can piece the puzzle together to give the best prediction possible as to the outcome and the timing. Hudes helps us get a little closer to the mark and adds some hope that things will turn around. I think things will turn around after a horrible collapse and many will be forever changed. It will be much easier for those who are awake and prepared.

  6. William Betts

    This woman knows what she is talking about! We need to issue our own money from the US Treasury and abolish the FED. It is an unconstitutional organization that got JFK killed because he wanted to do just that issue our own money.. See executive order JFK issued June 1963. This got him killed. This FED bank cartel has destroyed this country. They are thugs and crooks as Ms Hudes states. She should have a body guard. Why don’t you ask Dr Paul Craig Roberts why he want take on the FED with its debt money that is nothing but a ponzi scheme for the last 100 years. We could operate this country without an income tax if we issued our own money instead of the bank cartel issuing it with a price tag to the people. We need to tell the BIS in Basal to stick it up their ass and get out of that shit. If we don’t do this we are ruined as a country and that is no shit…… Betts

  7. MAL

    Hi Greg,
    It’s always interesting to listen to Karen. Her dedication to her beliefs and her rare willingness to fight relentlessly for them are probably also at the root of her optimism. Unfortunately I’m not as optimistic as she is. I truly hope I’m wrong and she’s right.

    • Greg

      Thank you Mal. I think any way you cut it the world is in for some very rough times.

  8. kashif

    What no one seems to be covering is how the US debt clock spiked over 300 billion USD just in one day after the debt ceiling removal. This looks unsustainable.

    • chow

      Because they have to pay off what the treasury secretary, Lew, said about extraordinary measure (I forgot how he called it) which is borrowing from pension funds, etc. from when the last debt ceiling was reach in May till they raised the ceiling last week. You must have observe that the national debt remained the same since May even though the government was spending like drunken sailor (I used to be a sailor and it’s an insult to the drunken sailor to be compared to the insane government).

  9. Dave

    Gee, I guess we can all relax now, Hudes thinks there’s a 95% chance the dollar is not going to tank.

    Why? Because she also apparently believes the US government has a ‘conscious’ and ‘will’ come around to the law!

    Really? Since when?

    • art barnes

      Right on the nose, nail on the head, short but precise view of the “new america”, – (“home of the naive, future land of the enslaved”).

  10. art barnes

    Greg, to believe our government, the elite, & the financial system will commence playing by the rule of law is outrageous. The reason, easy: greed, corruption, & paid for media propaganda. 60 minutes piece last night about charging 18% to borrow from yourself and get it from campaign contributions is an example, it is the rule of law, this practice is allowed and legal. In essence, they play by the rules because they just write the rules to their order. Your guest is just to naive about a possible turnaround, the “high road” means nothing if you don’t have guns.

    • Greg

      Another thing is if these guys lose power, then what’s stopping criminal prosecutions? It will be tough dislodging them because they are bribing Congress, the White House and Justice Department as well.

  11. rjsgso

    I wished I shared her surety that things will turn around. Saner heads have prevailed at other times in history, maybe we can prevail this time too. The banksters will not go quietly, that’s for sure.

    The CAFR issue Karen mentioned, it IS a big deal. Trillions have been siphoned off from public funds. It dwarfs even the mortgage securities fraud. The whole “underfunded pension funds” issue is a gigantic fraud. It’s just another money grab by the banks. Matt Taibbi wrote about it briefly in Rolling Stone:


    For more in-depth information about the CAFR situation see “The Biggest Game in Town”:


    and “The Great Pension Fund Hoax” for a more exhaustive investigation into the true state of government wealth.


  12. Antonio Martins

    Total Global Economical Financial Terrorism by these Financial Criminal Terrorists at the World Bank in W.D.C.
    Why aren’t they waging war against these terrorists and terroristic institutions and there leaders and sending them to Guantanamo Bay?
    What are they waiting for?
    Must the people end up in another Civil War or Revolutionary War in the USA and around the World in order to make things right at the expense of millions of innocent lives?
    I see a blood bath in the streets in the USA and around the World if this issue doesn’t get resolved peacefully with out any disruption of the financial sector domestically and internationally.
    Keep up the fight/expose/great work and transparency on all these issues that’s affecting the USA & Global Financial Economy.
    God Bless and be safe.

  13. Jerry

    Great interview Greg.
    I’m sorry unsustainable debt, trumps “the rule of law”. The Chinese are going to dump the dollar as a mechanism of exchange. And when they do, its going to change everything. Why else would they be buying tons of gold?

    Mrs. Hudes lost me when she said the dollar will not tank. Really?
    How do we get out of a 120 Trillion dollar debt bubble without it not tanking? I’m sorry Greg Karen makes me suspicious that she might be a plant by the NWO to make sure people do not withdraw their funds from their Banks. Maybe its the fact that I don’t trust Bankers (never have) but something was not right about this interview. Did you detect a note of hostility when you brought up Professor Blacks name?
    I found that reaction very interesting.

  14. Antonio Martins

    I totally agree.
    That’s one of the reasons the USA is losing a total grip on World events around the Globe as well as in the currency markets war.
    Financially and Economically.
    We’re in serious trouble if nothing is done in the very near future before the domino effect kicks in and not in our favor or for the World in that matter.
    Thanks for exposing it all and for doing something about it too.
    God speed and all the best.

    • Galaxy 500

      I am unsure it matters if we fixed everything now, even if we could.
      If you know a pilot ask about the point of No Return. You are at the end of the runway, taxing into position for take off. You hold the brakes for a sec, firewall the throttles and start down the runway. There is an imaginary line on the runway called the point of no return. Once pasted, you are committed to take off. Doesn’t matter how bad you want or need to stop, after that point, it doesn’t matter. You can cut the engines off…you are still into the trees…or if your lucky, you merely damage the under carriage running into the rough.
      Looking at what we owe, can anyone really believe that we are not past that point. We are going down the fiscal runway at breakneck speed. We’ve passed the 17 trillion mark on the books and another 90 trillion of unfunded liability (you know the social security and Medicare we promised and robbed everyone of)…how much past the point of no return can we be? I don’t know but we ARE PASTED IT. Maybe we should be concentrating on finding the crash point that will give us the best chance of survival.

  15. Shammy Sham

    Ron Paul has been saying this for 30 years, nothing new, but has been unable to achieve anything. Human nature is drawn to greed. Anyone with too much power is prone to sacrifice ethics for personal gain. Too many corrupt people in world government.

  16. Galaxy 500


    Can you believe the above article (linked)? Bring in the clowns! After all, we already have a king ruling by fiat.
    Thanks for putting Karen back on so soon. I disagree with some of her positions but I believe if we can return to a law abiding society, maybe we can regain our stature in the world.

    • Greg

      Galaxy 500,
      Mark is doing this survey in California. I think they are well over $500 billion in debt. They have some of the most delusional and clueless voters on the planet. I’d like to see him do this in Texas or North Carolina. I’d bet he get many more “hell no’s ” for the “police state.”

  17. Rodster

    Greg, that is the only guest of yours that drives me nuts. She tells us why the whole system is so corrupt and who’s behind it. Then we are led to believe that the criminal Banksters who are behind this are supposed to do the right and legal thing and the dollar won’t tank?

    That flies in the face of their current actions and policies.

    • Greg

      Sorry you don’t like Ms. Hudes, but I try to put on as many different qualified voices as possible. I don’t agree with everything she says, but we can learn some important info and perspective from Hudes and her contacts. Thank you for your feedback.

      • Rodster

        No Greg please don’t misunderstand. I like your guest including Karen. It’s just that sometimes she states the situation with articulation but then seems to contradict herself at times. For example, she told us all the things the banksters are doing wrong and then thinks they will somehow do the right thing in the end and the dollar won’t tank. This goes against what John Williams and Gregory Mannarino say will happen.

        • Greg

          I try to put on as many voices as possible. Thank you for the feedback.

  18. David

    “….and we are on track with a 95% likelihood, and that is why I think the dollar is not going to tank.”

    The more I see this woman the more I think she is a crackpot. At the very least a sheep in wolves clothing. The dollar isn’t going tank? You have got to be kidding me! Never, not one time in history has a fiat currency survived long term. Hudas thinks that the dollar is exempt from the laws which govern economics. Sure, just as Icarus was exempt from the laws of thermodynamics.

    In this interview Hudas kept talking about the US returning to the rule of law. Of course she wouldn’t tell you exactly what that means to her. Finally at the 18 minute mark I turned it off. Her condescending smirk was just too much to watch anymore. This woman brings nothing substantive to the conversation.

    Greg, you pressed her a bit on the dollars floating around the world and what that would look like when they come home to roost but she wouldn’t answer the question. This is I think the third interview I’ve watched on USAWatchdog with Hudas and it certainly is the last time I’ll spend my valuable time watching her.

    • john

      fo shzille david,…..shes either a plant or in la la land and needs to stop swallowing whatever has her seeing visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. the white knight is her and her friends. lets all hold our breath

  19. Mark

    I commend this lady for her optimism, but i don’t see these people giving up they’re power just like that. You have one guest saying shtf soon and she saying don’t worry it’s going to all work out. I just witnessed the deficit go up 350 billion in one day. I’m just a bit confused with her.

  20. Cathy Downes

    Know that you are on the right track, when your family thinks you are crazy. That’s how it works, they don’t want to hear the truth. Remember the quote “the truth will set you free”, unfortunately for them, at this time, they don’t want to be free and don’t even know that they are not free!!
    Interesting perspective today, seems to be the opposite of the other men you have had on. I don’t think I agree with her optimistic view. Thank you again for your truthful and informative show!!
    Keep up the good work!!!

    • Greg

      Cathy Downes,
      Thank you for the feedback. At least the interview made you comment and I appreciate that.

  21. mohammad


    Something strange and peculiar about this lady that did not feel right, she is ambiguious, mysterious, definitely with an agenda that is not fully known nor fully revealed and i have reasons to say so.

    One of those reasons is this interview with RT (Russian) and yes i know she went every where but the link to the video is:



    Should we buy gold?
    “Yes and No
    I think gold is a wise purchase right now, it is more an insurance than than an investment because there is a great deal of gold. There is even more gold than people know about. FOR EXAMPLE THE AMOUNT OF GOLD IN DEPOSIT IN BANK OF HAWAII IS 170000 tons”
    So here she says that there is a staggering 170000 tons of gold in Hawaii….can any one comment on this bombshell?

    then we advance the interview to the mark 15:00
    she is asked if gold baking currency is a reasonable thing since there is abundance of it.
    hoever she says the currency should be backed by asset.
    So why in the world gold should not back a currency if according to her there is 170000 tons of it in one bank? Ho much of it in the other banks?
    Something is not right here….!

    On Mark 20:00 and on.
    She is in support of Bitcoins, we know bitcoins are favored and pushed by Germany, i linked in a previous post that Germany wants it as a legal tender….


    That is another question mark on what is the real agenda this smart intelligent world bank lawyer is pushing for.

    Any thoughts?

    • mohammad

      Sorry for typos in my post, sometimes my thoughts are faster than my fingers.

      • Greg

        I spelled Karen Hudes’ last name wrong in this post(Now corrected). I have you beat by a long shot!

    • Allen Ols


      The gold is white dragon gold ‘ancient gold’ pilfered by japanese, hidden in caves in pphillipines, by PI workers, than killed, gotten back by chinese via yakoza, japanese mafia. Jim willie, hat trick letter.
      White Dragons–think 20 Rokefeller type chinese families

      He thinks Hawaii, Alaska will separate from usa

      Listen to karens info, but not her conclusions’– paraphrased jim willie. Hat trick–much more on this than these brief coments, b cause. Jim sells his research ie ‘ hat trick’ so wouldn’t b fair to him as this info just revealed sundays addition.

      Get greg to ask jim in next goldenjackass interview. If not I will copy 3 paragraphs in 3 weeks.

      Finger on the pulse of ever changing [email protected]

      G. Hunter–brilliant loner. According to J Willie. For us who walk alone w/little or no family interest or back-up


      • mohammad

        I know about operation golden Lily if it is what you are talking about.
        Still 170000 tons is a gold weight that can sink Hawaii under the ocean, and if true who is in control of it now? and why she is against gold backed currency since she is ok with commodity backed currency?
        many questions that honestly confused me, but one thing am sure of and that is she is very very intelligent, she is very very dangerous to the opposite side of her stance no matter what side it turned out to be!
        Thank you for elaborating.

        • Allen Ols


          E mail the jackass, he is forthcoming

          • mohammad

            call me Mohammad

        • George

          I agree this seems a little too out there. Not impossible but highly improbable.

    • Galaxy 500

      Interesting link to RT…thanks

      • mohammad

        It seems we are getting closer and closer…!
        So far so good!

        • Galaxy 500

          I seem to recall you being a doctor. What is your take on Obama care?

          • mohammad

            Single payer plan.

          • Galaxy 500

            Do you think single payer would make things better with the tyranny of pricing the government imposes? Not sure how things are where you practice but here few doctors will take a Medicare patient they have not had a relationship with before. Hard to be new to town and be old here. The doctors tell me that the reimbursement doesn’t cover their overhead, much less their time.
            There were a few doctors that would take any and all but they are having legal issues due to allegations of fraudulent billing and some are being investigated for their cash for prescription operations.
            I could see that singled payer would make it easier for doctors as they would only have the government to deal with but that idea scares the hell out of me. The government has too much power over the people now. Giving them healthcare would enslave us for generations.

          • mohammad

            Sadly we are had any way you look at it, and by the way it is the insurance companies shoving this Obama bill down out throats.
            They are the underwriters, it is only the sharks are getting the smaller fish until the biggest of sharks swallows the rest of them. Same thing happened with the banking industry, mortgage industry…. so on.
            I have to admit that doctors have abused the system for long time, and they were looking at the dollar sign in neon light flashing in front of their eyes whenever they look at the patient (for sure not all of them), doctors used to charge the insurance in a way that is sickening, that will blow your mind, couple of them were here in MI taken in handcuffs for fraud. yes I agree with you on that aspect but also you can find some doctors paying out of their pocket to cover the charges of some patients that can not afford some tests that are crucial so those doctors will not waive the charges and then risk getting fired by their employers when the biller finds their initials on the waiver.
            This profession should not be tainted by greed, we are trusted on the most valuable thing any human can have and that is their lives and their beloved ones lives.

  22. beligerant

    Karen keeps bringing up “Rule-of-Law”. The Rule of Law must begin in D.C. As long as the congressmen can trade the markets on insider information without punishment and large donors influence decisions I don’t understand how this Rule Of Law happens. Nor do I understand how she expects them to crack down on Wall Street or the big banks when congressmen are making huge personal fortunes from this insider information.

    While I agree that eventually it must happen we must assume those profiting from this will follow history and squeeze every last drop of blood from the onion before those new rules and laws are implemented. That means the Mother-Of-All-Crashes or some type of currency crash must happen first.

    Maybe Karen