IAHF Webmaster: Codex Emergency, Breaking News, Whats New, What to Do, USA/Canada & All Countries
Theres Never a dull moment on the health freedom front lines, and this past weekend was no exception. All HELL broke loose this past Saturday May 14th when someone on the staff of Dr.Mercola screwed up spectacularly by posting an article to the Mercola email distribution list and to his website that they didn't realize had been SPIKED by author Nancy Lee Bentley.
The article in question (which was REMOVED from the Mercola website yesterday and replaced with a NEW article was at http://www.mercola.com/2005/may/14/codex.htm (the same url that also contains the NEW article bearing the SAME title as the old one (WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT CODEX A THREAT TO YOUR HEALTH FREEDOM)
Regarding this switch, Mercola has posted the following statement on his site:
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Educating readers and patients via my twice-weekly newsletter -- so you can take control of your own health by providing comprehensive, clear and researched guidance on the best nutrition, medical, emotional therapy and lifestyle choices to improve and maintain your total health -- is my primary mission and life goal.
Even though I generally believe people take too many supplements in place of eating the healthiest foods, some are necessary. That said, for one to take responsibility for his or her own health, I believe Americans must never lose the right to choose and buy supplements. Although I hope Americans will make the right decisions, they should never lose the right to choose what's best for them, and that includes supplements.
Many thanks to Nancy Lee Bentley for her help in crafting the next in a series of informative pieces I'm featuring on my Web site leading up to the Codex meeting in July that may decide the supplement issue for many more people besides Europeans.
Please Note: An incorrect version of this article was released. This is the revised article with critical corrections and clarifications. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.
-------------------IAHF Commentary on this matter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
IAHF is and will ALWAYS be the MOST AUTHORITATIVE source of information on how BEST to address the Codex vitamin issue. We were the FIRST to ever call this threat to global attention via an article in Life Extension Magazine, and we're acutely aware whenever ANY organization or person is disseminating inaccurate or untrustworthy information on this issue as The Natural Solutions Foundation run by Rima Laibow, MD; and Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army- Ret) has been since its inception.
IAHF has very SERIOUS reservations about The Natural Solutions Foundation for several reasons, not the least of which is their steadfast REFUSAL to remove erroneous and inaccurate information on the Codex vitamin issue from their website (which you can see at http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/
NUMEROUS ERRORS ON NATURAL SOLUTIONS WEBSITE BEG ANSWERS FROM LAIBOW/STUBBLEBINE
Why has the (so called) "Natural Solutions Foundation" REFUSED to listen to concerns expressed by people from IAHF, The National Health Federation, The Alliance for Natural Health, and allied groups when we've tried til we're BLUE IN THE FACE to urge them to STOP making statements on their site that play directly into the hands of the legal teams representing the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations such as CRN, NNFA, AHPA, and IADSA who DELIGHT in doing SPIN against our health freedom message?
On their site at http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/codex.htm they (erroneously) assert that
"In July, 2005, these regulations will become mandatory for all WTO members and that includes the United States. And once it gets here, it will be illegal to buy, sell, recommend or use any but 28 ultra-low dose nutrients, natural supplements, herbs, enzymes or other natural treatments whether you are a licensed health professional or not. The only legal health option left will be the pharmaceutical one. CODEX ALIMENTARIUS regulations have been approved in the EU, Canada and Australia. The United States is next unless we act decisively."
THE SKY IS NOT FALLING- WHAT IS INCORRECT & DANGEROUS ABOUT WHAT "NSF" IS SAYING:
Firstly, they're playing directly into the hands of the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations whose spin doctors have been attempting to paint the ENTIRE health freedom movement with the same broad brush, asserting that we should all be DISMISSED when we take our concerns to congress and to delegates at Codex who we're seeking to influence with the truth on this issue.
IAHF has had to distance ourselves from "NSF" for THIS REASON & for several OTHER even MORE highly compelling reasons discussed below, (which I think you'll find fascinating!!!)
WHY THE SKY WON'T FALL IN JULY, or AUGUST, or SEPTEMBER, but why the THREAT will STILL REMAIN & WHY "NSF" ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE PHARMA DOMINATED VITAMIN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS WHO THEY ARE ASSISTING
NSF would have you believe that unless you ACT NOW, the SHELVES will be SWEPT CLEAN of supplement products in the USA this summer or fall, or SURELY before this coming winter. As you can see below, this is false, but the Codex threat is very real none the less.... its just not unfolding on NSF's predicted TIMETABLE...
If NSF's motivation for putting this sort of spin on things is to MERELY move people to action, THAT would be ONE thing, and it MAY be the ONLY reason they're employing this sort of spin, but there may ALSO be ANOTHER, more SINISTER reason, and the problem with this group is that we may never know for SURE why they have been so steadfastly ignoring the pleading of IAHF, NHF, ANH, and allied groups on this matter..... but we certainly have some interesting THEORIES...>>>
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS--- or----
WILL THE "REAL" GENERAL STUBBLEBINE PLEASE STAND UP!
IAHF encourages anyone interested in defending health freedom in America and the world to read a fascinating book which provides an interesting perspective on Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army- Ret) and his psychiatrist wife Rima Laibow, MD.
The book is titled "THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS" and you can get a used copy very cheaply on AMAZON at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743241924/qid=1116349981/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/104-8482484-2036732?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: THE GENERAL:
"This is a true story. It is the summer of 1983. Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III is sitting behind his desk in Arlington, Virginia, and he's staring at his wall, upon which hang his numerous military awards. They detail a long and distinguished career. He is the United States Army's chief of intelligence, with sixteen thousand soldiers under his command.
He controls the army's signals intelligence, their photographic and technical intelligence, their numerous covert counterintelligence units, and their secret military spying units, which are scattered throughout the world. He would be in charge of the prisoner- of- war interrogations too, except this is 1983, and the war is cold, not hot.
He looks past his awards to the wall itself. There is something he must do even though the thought of it frightens him. He thinks about the choice he has to make. He can stay in his office or he can go into the next office. That is his choice. And he has made it.
He is going in..... to the next office.
General Stubblebine looks a lot like Lee Marvin. In fact, it is widely rumored throughout military intelligence that he is Lee Marvin's identical twin. His face is craggy and unusually still, like an aerial photograph of some mountainous terrain taken from one of his spy planes. His eyes, forever darting and full of kindness, seem to do the work of his whole face.
In fact, he is not related to Lee Marvin at all. He likes the rumor because mystique can be beneficial to a career in intelligence. His job is to assess the intelligence gathered by his soldiers and to pass his evaluations on to the deputy director of the CIA and the chief of staff for the Army, who in turn pass it up to the White House. He commands soldiers in Panama, Japan, Hawaii, and across Europe. His responsabilities being what they are, he knows he ought to have his own man at his side in case anything goes wrong during his journey into the next office.
Even so, he doesn't call for his assistant, Command Sargeant George Howell. This is something he feels he must do alone.
Am I ready? he thinks. Yes, I am ready.
He stands up, moves out from behind his desk, and begins to walk.
I mean, he thinks, what is the atom mostly made up of anyway? Space!
He quickens his pace.
What am I mostly made up of? he thinks. Atoms!
He is almost at a jog now.
What is the WALL mostly made up of? he thinks. Atoms! All I have to do is merge the spaces. The wall is an illusion. What is destiny? Am I destined to stay in this room? Ha, no!
Then General Stubblebine bangs his nose hard into the wall of his office.
Damn! He thinks.......
General Stubblebine is confounded by his continual failure to walk through his wall. Whats wrong with him that he can't do it?"............
--------------- IAHF NOTE:
The last thing the global health freedom movement needs is to be associated with an individual possessing an EGO so big that they actually think they can walk through a wall, especially when a BOOK has actually been written about them stating this as a FACT about the man and when he and his MD wife REFUSE to listen to the better judgement of myself, Scott Tips (legal counsel to the National Health Federation), Rob Verkerk, PhD (Exec Dir of Alliance for Natural Health) and several allies of ours when we've strongly requested for the past 3 months that they remove a slew of inaccurate information from their website which only plays into the hands of THE OTHER SIDE.
SO- WHAT ELSE IS INACCURATE ABOUT THE "NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION" WEBSITE?
They say: "In July, 2005, these regulations will become mandatory for all WTO members and that includes the United States. And once it gets here, it will be illegal to buy, sell, recommend or use any but 28 ultra-low dose nutrients, natural supplements, herbs, enzymes or other natural treatments whether you are a licensed health professional or not. The only legal health option left will be the pharmaceutical one. CODEX ALIMENTARIUS regulations have been approved in the EU, Canada and Australia."
----------IAHF INSTRUCTIVE COMMENTARY:
Since 1996, IAHF has been educating people on the Codex vitamin issue. The hallmark of Codex is that they're running an intentionally INCREMENTAL, LONG, DRAWN OUT SHELL GAME that was DESIGNED to be very challenging to STOP.
Killing Codex requires the patience of Job. Its agonizing, like watching grass grow with truly demonic intent driving those who're orchestrating it.
They've managed to HIJACK the vitamin trade associations, all of which are TEAMED UP with the FDA against American vitamin consumers with GREED being the common denominator cojoining the vitamin trade associations with the FDA as they push together, against consumers, for ONE SET OF HARMONIZED VITAMIN REGS FOR PLANET EARTH.
They've gotten their tentacles into the health freedom movement via FRONT GROUPS (Controlled Opposition Groups or "COG" for short) which IAHF has been exposing for the past 9 years, world wide.
The hallmark of COG groups is those steering them try to STEER the grass roots off CLIFFS and into BRICK WALLS in an effort to KILL OFF our movement.
WHAT THE CARTEL FEARS THE _MOST_ RIGHT NOW & A POSSIBLE REASON WHY
STUBBLEBINE/LAIBOW MADE SUCH A CONCERTED EFFORT TO ATTEMPT TO
HIJACK OUR MOVEMENT AT A CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON DC A COUPLE WEEKS AGO
& TO BLOCK JOHN HAMMELL'S PARTICIPATION....
David Rockefeller has a wet dream. He wants to control the world. He and his BANKSTER cronies were instrumental in the creation of the dictatorship known as the "EU" or "European Union".
This collectivist entity is seeking to CRUSH the individual rights of the citizens of its member countries under the iron boot of TYRANNY, but the BANKSTERS aren't stopping there... no. no.......
THEY WANT IT ALL BABY:
They want OUR HEMISPHERE TOO, and via CAFTA/FTAA they hope to GET IT, and via THIS means, they intend to usher in CODEX. Via THAT means they intend to weaken all of our immune systems in order to CULL our numbers....
You see, current world population stands at 6.5 Billion people. Most demographers are predicting a rise by mid century to 15 Billion----- so they're looking to kill us off as "useless eaters" and they're trying to make us their slaves to a degree beyond your worst imagination.
You can glean a LOT of valuable insight into the TRUE NATURE of what we're up against by visiting the website of FREEDOM FORCE INTERNATIONAL http://www.freedomforceinternational.org which is run by my good buddy G.Edward Griffin, author of "A World Without Cancer" (re the suppression of laetrile), "The Creature from Jekyll Island- Secrets of the Federal Reserve" and numerous other meticulously researched books.
Griffin teaches us that the CODEX VITAMIN ISSUE, when boiled down to its utter simplicity, is a battle between consumers who believe in INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, and COLLECTIVISTS who feel that all of us vitamin and herb poppers should have "no problem" submitting to the WILL of a faceless NANNY STATE that is hell bent on COMPLETE CONTROL (from tit---- to TOMB), and THATS why they're trying to shove the CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) down our THROATS as a prelude to ANOTHER fast track vote on FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) which is intended to create a version of the European Union in OUR HEMISPHERE.
DO YOU _GRASP_ WHAT THIS MEANS?
This is an effort to DESTROY AMERICA, and CANADA, and EVERY COUNTRY in our hemisphere.
This is an effort to not ONLY scuttle the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (via which we maintain our access to immune system boosting nutrients), its an effort to scuttle ALL of our laws in order to force us into a Global Totalitarian State, the the Vitamin Trade Associations are HELPING the BANKSTERS to make this happen......
For THIS REASON we have a GREAT DIVIDE between the camp comprised of CRN, NNFA, AHPA, IADSA (and all other trade associations world wide belonging to IADSA including CHFA in Canada) and the VITAMIN CONSUMERS of PLANET EARTH.
This divide will NEVER be bridged due to the inherent GREED of a small handful of vitamin and herb companies that WELCOME a raising of the regulatory hurdles because they seek to drive out unwanted competition figuring they're "big enough to weather any storm".
Suzanne Harris's article sheds valuable light on this situation:
"WHO SAYS WHAT HAPPENS AT CODEX DOES NOT AFFECT US LAW AND WHY DO THEY SAY IT?"
WAS "NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION" CREATED TO STEER PEOPLE AWAY FROM THIS MSSG?
IAHF theorizes that it may have been. We theorize that David Rockefeller would be VERY CONCERNED about wanting to NEUTRALIZE the voice of any person of influence within the health freedom movement who is connecting the DOTS on the Codex issue to the degree that John Hammell is.
The reason is simple: The HFM (Health Freedom Movement) generated the LARGEST VOLUME of mail to Congress in the HISTORY of Congress in 1994 when was KILLED the BANKSTERS efforts to cull our numbers by passing DSHEA in the face of a direct FDA rule making effort that would have DESSIMATED the dietary supplement industry.
ONLY IAHF has seen fully how CODEX is coming down in N.America and the world, and the REASON we see the threat posed by CAFTA/FTAA is that we've been assessing this threat via a complex geopolitical analysis involving THOUSANDS OF HOURS of intense concentration and study via which we have POURED OVER documents compiled by such opposing interests as the Council on Foreign Relations- that shadow government entity controlled by the Rockefellers which jerks the strings of politicians world wide and which seeks to KILL our effort to KILL CAFTA/FTAA.
IAHF has already explained the SPECIFICS of how CAFTA/FTAA tie in to the Codex vitamin issue. If you are NEW to the IAHF list and have MISSED these explanations, you can see the archives at http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive.php?jham especially these articles: http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_message.php?jham+331
"NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION" A "COMPANY" CUT OUT???
Was the Natural Solutions Foundation created out of a GENUINE desire to defend health freedom as alternative MD Rima Laibow and her retired Army husband Stubblebine would have us believe, or is it merely one of a huge number of CIA cut outs created to steer world events in the Rockefellers direction?
Their refusal to remove what amounts to be DISINFORMATION from their site over the past 3 months, and the vehement effort they made to EXCLUDE John Hammell from participation in a recent DC conference to form an umbrella group of health freedom organizations (the better to counteract IADSA) is very telling, IMHO.
Several key figures in the HF Movement feel it is logical that the ruling elite would FEAR the dovetailing of the HF Movement with the Anti Globalization Movement, and a private detective who has been advising IAHF has pointed out that a NAME BASE search indicates that Stubblebine & Laibow each have a long list of DIFFERENT associations between them in the Intelligence Community giving rise to speculation that they MAY have been put together as a TEAM:
We note that Laibow's social network includes a prominent member of the Rockefeller Family...
In any case, as long as IAHF exists, we will never be HIJACKED by anyone, so HERES WHAT TO DO:
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KILL CODEX:
The thing you SHOULD do is help kill CAFTA and FTAA by going to these websites and sending the form letters to your senators and congressmen.
FAX this form letter in to your senators and Congressmen, and get it around to all the health food stores to hand out to the vitamin consuming public:
NO TO CAFTA/FTAA/WTO!!-YES to H J Res 27
US Dietary Supplement Laws Threatened By Globalization!!
And Congressman ______________________________
The WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA and FTAA trade agreements all contain the SPS (Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures) agreement. Article 3 of SPS states:
"To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, Members SHALL base their food safety measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations."
This makes the supposedly "voluntary" Codex Alimentarius standard for vitamins and minerals MANDATORY for all WTO member nations.
Passage of CAFTA and FTAA would broaden and deepen the scope of the SPS agreement, forcing harmonization of not only our dietary supplement laws to mindless international standards, but it would lead to the creation of a supranational body similar to the EU in our hemisphere, and we oppose this clear threat to US sovereignty.
When the draft text of CAFTA was first made available on January 28th, 2004 the Governors of all 50 States discovered that they were bound by the 2,400 page agreement- being specifically listed in chapter 9. A third have since rescinded their support of CAFTA.
Last fall, a WTO tribunal outlawed Utah's ban on gambling, opening the door to millions of dollars in penalties against all states with anti-gambling restrictions. Antigua had charged that Utah's ban on gambling violated America's obligation not to discriminate against foreigners providing "recreational services."
CAFTA includes hundreds of pages of grants of vague authority to foreign tribunals. It wouldn't take long for an activist foreign judge to read his own interpretation into language such as the SPS agreement and force changes to US laws including the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
In addition to these concerns, NAFTA never lived up to the numerous promises made about it, and our Trade Deficit is worse now than ever, contributing to the weakening of the dollar. There is no reason to expect CAFTA or FTAA do anything more than to FURTHER this negative trend, and lead to the destruction of our nation, and our economy.
WTO tribunals have ruled against the USA in 24 cases, many of which were very costly to our economy. I therefore ask you to vote NO on CAFTA and on FTAA, and YES on H J Res 27 which removes the US from the WTO.
Consumer access to dietary supplements in the USA is being threatened by illegal FDA actions at the UN Codex Alimentarius Commission where the FDA has been working hard to create a mindlessly restrictive global trade standard for vitamins and minerals.
At the 28th General Session of the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission between July 4-9th 2005, barring a miracle, a very restrictive global trade standard for vitamins and minerals will be ratified. Codex standards can be imposed on the USA via membership in the WTO and via regional harmonization through an expansion of NAFTA via CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) and FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas).
These trade agreements threaten to force the USA into a hemispheric equivalent to the European Union.
WHY THIS IS NOT GOOD:
In the UK, despite over a million signatures on petitions gathered in British health food stores opposing harmonization of UK vitamin law to a mindlessly restrictive EU Food Supplement Directive, the UK government told consumers "we don't care HOW MANY signatures you get on your petition, the UK is a member of the EU, and we're harmonizing to EU law, whether you like it or not!!!"
The SAME THING will happen in the US (and Canada) unless we KILL CAFTA which is scheduled for a FAST TRACK VOTE in MAY. CAFTA would plunge us down the slippery slope to the FTAA which threatens to harmonize (make the same) all laws from the Artic Circle to Tierra Del Fuego.
More than just our dietary supplement laws are being threatened here. CAFTA and FTAA threaten the destruction of thousands of American jobs as they'd be outsourced to the third world where there is much cheaper labor just as happened via NAFTA, only this would be MUCH WORSE.
CAFTA/FTAA threaten to totally DESTROY our country, this is a direct attack on our sovereignty, but we CAN STOP IT!!
WHAT TO DO:
IF YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS
Send the form letter against CAFTA to your Senators and Congressmen from these two websites:
http://www.stoptheftaa.org/ and http://www.citizen.org/trade/cafta/
You can learn much more about this threat at both of these sites, which between them cover the whole political spectrum. To learn more about the Codex vitamin issue per se, visit http://www.iahf.com where you can also sign up for the email distribution list to learn more about this issue and how to fight back.
Also see this article: Who Says Whatever Happens at Codex Doesn't Affect US Law and Why Do They Say It? http://www.thelawloft.com/Freedom/050125_us_law.htm
IF YOU DON'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS- PLEASE SEND PROVIDED FORM LETTER
Info courtesy John C. Hammell, Legislative Advocate,
President, International Advocates for Health Freedom http://www.iahf.com