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History Of Codex Alimentarius: Nazi Connections Run Deep Within

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November 18, 2010: Brandon Turbeville / Activist Post – November 17, 2010

Excerpt: Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom – By Brandon Turbeville

Contrary to popular belief Codex Alimentarius is neither a law nor a policy.  It is in fact a functioning body, a Commission, created by the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization under the direction of the United Nations. The confusion in this regard is largely due to statements made by many critics referring to the “implementation” of Codex Alimentarius as if it were legislation waiting to come into effect. A more accurate phrase would be the “implementation of Codex Alimentarius guidelines,” as it would more adequately describe the situation.

Codex is merely another tool in the chest of an elite group of individuals whose goal is to create a one world government in which they wield complete control. Power over the food supply is essential in order to achieve this. As will be discussed later, Codex Alimentarius will be “implemented” whenever guidelines are established and national governments begin to arrange their domestic laws in accordance with the standards set by the organization.

The existence of Codex Alimentarius as a policy-making body has roots going back over a hundred years. The name itself, Codex Alimentarius, is Latin for “food code”[1]  and directly descended from the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus, a set of standards and descriptions of a variety of foods in the Austria-Hungarian Empire between 1897 and 1911.[2] This set of standards was the brainchild of both the food industry and academia and was used by the courts in order to determine food identity in a legal fashion.

Even as far back as 1897, nations were being pushed toward harmonization of national laws into an international set of standards that would reduce the “barriers to trade” created by differences in national laws.[3] As the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus gained steam in its localized area, the idea of having a single set of standards for all of Europe began to pick up steam as well. From 1954-1958, Austria successfully pursued the creation of the Codex Alimentarius Europaeus (the European Codex Alimentarius). Almost immediately the UN directed FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) sprang into action when the FAO Regional Conference for Europe expressed the desire for a global international set of standards for food. The FAO Regional Conference then sent a proposal up the chain of command to the FAO itself with the suggestion to create a joint FAO/WHO programme dealing with food standards.

The very next year, the Codex Alimentarius Europeaus adopted a resolution that its work on food standards be taken over by the FAO. In 1961, it was decided by the WHO, Codex Alimentarius Europaeus, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the FAO Conference to create an international food standards programme known as the Codex Alimentarius.[4]  In 1963, as a result of the resolutions passed by these organizations two years earlier, Codex Alimentarius was officially created.[5]

Although created under the auspices of the FAO and the WHO, there is some controversy regarding individuals who may or may not have participated in the establishment of Codex. Many anti-Codex organizations have asserted that Nazi war criminals, Fritz Ter Meer[6] and Hermann Schmitz[7] in particular, were principal architects of the organization. Because many of these claims are made with only indirect evidence, or no evidence at all, one might be tempted to disregard them at first glance. However, as the allegations gain more and more adherents, Codex has attempted to refute them. In its Frequently Asked Questions section, Codex answers the question, “Is it true that Codex was created by a former war criminal to control the world food supply?”[8]  It then goes on to answer the charges by stating:

“No. It is a false claim. You just need to type the words “Codex Alimentarius” in any search engine and you will find lots of these rumors about Codex. Usually the people spreading them will give no proof but will ask you to send donations or to sign petitions against Codex. 

“Truthful information about Codex is found on the Internet – there is nothing to hide from our side – we are a public institution working in public for the public – we are happy if people want to know more about our work and ask questions. There is an official Codex Contact Point in each member country who will be pleased to answer your questions on Codex.”[9]

But, as one can see from the statement above, Codex’s response does very little to answer this question beyond simply disagreeing with it. While it is true that many individuals who make this claim provide little evidence for it, the presentation of the information does not necessarily negate its truthfulness. In fact, Codex offers its own website as a source for accurate information about the organization; yet, beyond the FAQ section, there is nothing to be found that is relevant to the “war criminal” allegations. Furthermore, the website is virtually indecipherable, almost to the point of being completely useless. In the end, this response raises more questions than it answers. This is because Codex, if it wanted, could put these rumors to rest by simply posting a list of the individuals and organizations that funded or played an integral role in its creation. However, it does nothing of the sort. Beyond mentioning the FAO and the WHO, we are completely unaware of who or how many other individuals and organizations participated in the creation of Codex Alimentarius.

The “war criminal” claims center around the chemical conglomerate known as I.G. Farben. I.G. Farben was made up of several German chemical firms including, BASF, Bayer, Hoechst and AGFA,[10] that merged together. It was essentially the manufacturing wing of the Third Reich and was the engine behind the Nazi war machine. The company provided the vast majority of explosives and synthetic gasoline used for the military conquest and murder of millions. It also manufactured the now infamous Zyklon-B gas used in the gas chambers.  Not only that, but it was influential in the conducting of experiments on concentration camp victims. Indeed, camp victims were often purchased outright at the behest of the company for the express purposes of testing by several different branches of the company, particularly Bayer and Hoechst.

Without I.G. Farben, the German wars simply could not have been sustained. During the Nuremberg war trials, the tribunal convicted 24 board members and executives of the company and dissolved it into several different daughter companies. Namely, BASF, Hoechst (later to be known as Aventis), and Bayer. By 1951, virtually all 24 of these executives were released, including Fritz Ter Meer and Hermann Schmitz. Ter Meer had been a member of the I.G. Farben executive committee from 1926-1945 and also a member of the working committee and the technical committee as well as a director of the infamous Section II. He was also the ambassador to Italy given full power by the Reich Minister for armaments and war production and was the industrialist most responsible for Auschwitz. Schmitz was also a member of the I.G. Farben executive committee from 1926-1935, and was chairman of the board and “head of finances” from 1935-1945. He was also head of military economics and a member of the Nazi party. Both men were found guilty by the Nuremberg war tribunal in 1948, yet Schmitz was released in 1950 and Ter Meer in 1952.[11]

After all this, Schmitz was appointed board member of the German bank of Berlin West in 1952 and in 1956, the honorary chairman of the board of Rheinish steel plants. Ter Meer, however, was even more successful. Upon his release, he was appointed board member of Bayer in 1955 and, in 1956 was appointed chairman. In the years following, he would take on many additional roles such as chairman of the board of Theodore Goldschmidt AG, deputy chairman of the board of Commerzbank and Bank-Association AG, as well as a board member of the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen, Duesseldorger Waggonfabrik AG, the bank association of West Germany, and United Industrial Enterprises AG.[12] These are documented connections for both of these men. Indeed, Ter Meer’s’ connections to the pharmaceutical firm Bayer earned him a foundation named in his honor, the Fritz Ter-Meer Foundation.[13] Through all of this however, this writer could not confirm that either Ter Meer or Schmitz had direct connections to the creation of Codex Alimentarius.

However, Codex does nothing to dispel the allegations besides simply disagreeing with them and the connections are not at all implausible. Codex is very secretive about its beginnings, as evidenced on its website where it only states that it was created at the behest of the FAO and the WHO. It is highly unlikely that such an organization would be created without the assistance, input, and even funding of privately owned international corporations. Thanks to both the anti-Codex community and Codex Alimentarius itself, there is no evidence (again at least to this author) that documents which individuals or corporations were involved in its establishment. However, there are other ties that lend more credence to the belief that war criminals played a role in the creation of Codex.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University where he earned the Pee Dee Electric Scholar’s Award as an undergraduate. He has had numerous articles published dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, and civil liberties. He is also the author of Codex Alimentarius – The End of Health Freedom

Codex Alimentarius: Lecture by Ian R. Crane – Part 1 of 9

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I urge you all to watch the remaining 8 parts of this fascinating lecture in order to further recognize the spider of tyranny spinning its web in the shadows of secrecy… – SJH

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Robert Verkerk – Codex Alimentarius

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Sweden Is To Issue International Arrest Warrant For Julian Assange

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November 18, 2010: Malin Rising and Karl Ritter / AP via Yahoo News – November 18, 2010

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The elusive Australian behind the biggest leak of U.S. war documents in history is wanted by Sweden in a drawn-out rape probe, and could soon face an international arrest warrant curtailing his ability to jump from one country to another.

A Swedish court on Thursday [Nov. 18, 2010] approved a motion to bring Julian Assange, the 39 year old founder of, into custody for questioning. The new decision paves the way for Swedish prosecutors to seek his arrest abroad through Interpol.

Assange, whose whereabouts are unknown, is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. He has denied the allegations, which stem from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August.

His lawyer in Britain, Mark Stephens, said Assange had consensual sex with both women who then turned on him after becoming aware of each other’s relationships.

The irregular evolution of the case, in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other, has sparked questions about Sweden’s legal system and conspiracy theories about intelligence agencies seeking to silence and discredit Assange and WikiLeaks. The site has published almost 500,000 secret U.S. documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Governments and some of Assange’s own colleagues have denounced him for releasing Afghan documents that contained the names of Afghan intelligence sources for NATO forces, saying that could place the sources’ lives at risk.

After the sex charges first appeared in August, Assange was quoted by a Swedish tabloid as saying he’d been warned that the Pentagon planned to use dirty tricks to spoil things for WikiLeaks.

He later told Sweden’s TV4 he wasn’t pointing fingers at anyone. “That doesn’t mean that intelligence agencies are behind this, nor does it mean they are not behind it, nor does it mean once this has happened, for other reasons, that they are not capitalizing on it,” he said.

The team behind WikiLeaks is small, reportedly just a half-dozen people and casual volunteers who offer their services as needed. Assange has no permanent address and travels frequently — jumping from one friend’s place to the next, occasionally disappearing from public view for months at a time, only to reappear in the full glare of the cameras at packed news conferences to discuss his site’s latest disclosure.

Assange had considered setting up a base for WikiLeaks in Sweden, where some of its servers are located, but Swedish immigration authorities denied him a residence permit. Earlier this month, he said he was considering immigrating to Switzerland instead.

Swedish prosecutors questioned Assange on Aug. 30. Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny said she sought Thursday’s court order to detain him because attempts to question him again had failed. “So far, we have not been able to meet with him to accomplish the interrogation,” she said.

His lawyer lashed out at the Swedish investigators, saying Assange had offered to be questioned in Sweden and in Britain, in person or by phone, videoconferencing, e-mail, or to make a sworn statement. “All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden,” Stephens said. He added that the allegations were “false and without basis.”

Court documents filed by the prosecutor show Assange is suspected of raping and sexually molesting a woman in the town of Enkoping, in central Sweden. He’s suspected of sexual molestation and unlawful coercion of the second woman, in Stockholm. A police report obtained by The Associated Press shows that both women had met Assange in connection with a seminar he gave in Stockholm on Aug. 14. The report shows the women filed their complaints together six days later.

Stephens said the basis of the allegations seems to be a “dispute over consensual, but unprotected sex” days after it occurred. “Both women have declared that they had consensual sexual relations with our client and that they continued to instigate friendly contact well after the alleged incidents,” he said. “Only after the women became aware of each other’s relationships with Mr. Assange did they make their allegations against him.”

The Swedish rape law is broader than similar laws in many other countries, partly because it covers rape within relationships. Following a revision in 2005, the threshold for what is considered coercion to a sexual act was lowered, and the definition of rape was widened to include all sexual acts, instead of only intercourse. The change also meant that someone who has sex with an underaged, unconscious, drunk, or sleeping person can be convicted of rape.

“Sweden uses the designation rape in a way no other country uses it,” said lawyer Per E. Samuelsson, a fierce critic of the sex crime law. “Lawmakers have gone one step too far in their eagerness to achieve something with the sex offense law.”

Investigators initially disagreed on how to deal with Assange’s case. A Stockholm prosecutor opened a rape investigation on Aug. 20, that was dropped by the city’s chief prosecutor a day later. Ny reopened it the following week.

Bjorn Hurtig, a Swedish lawyer who represented Assange at the detention hearing in Stockholm, said he thought the evidence presented by prosecutors was “very meager.”… “It’s not enough to get him convicted for crime,” he said. Hurtig said he would consider appealing the court order, but that it would require a power of attorney from Assange.

Sweden Again Seeks To Arrest WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange On Rape Charges

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Most of the WikiLeaks documents released were old news and/or heavily redacted. This is either a set-up or a distraction. I have a real problem with Assange’s credibility when he still discredits the fact that 9/11 was an inside job and refuses to investigate what was used to begin these wars in the first place, the same illegal wars that he claims to be exposing…

The CIA, MI6, or Israeli Mossad could take him out in a heartbeat if he wasn’t actually working for them! – SJH

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America Takes A Stand Against TSA Scanners And Sex Molestation

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November 18, 2010: Michael Snyder / End of the American Dream – November 17, 2010

An amazing thing is happening.  Americans from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum are standing up and are saying “NO” to naked body scanners and TSA groping. It isn’t as if we are against airport security. For decades, the vast majority of us have been more than happy to walk through metal detectors in order to get on an airplane. 

But when the government wants to look at our naked bodies and fondle our wives and our children that is just too much. The truth is that these new “enhanced pat-downs” would be considered sexual assaults if they were committed out on the street.  Horror stories have been pouring in from airports across the United States and the American people have had enough.

We were all told that “the terrorists” hate us and want to attack us because of all of the liberties and freedoms that we enjoy.  So is stripping away all of our liberties and freedoms the answer?  The truth is that they don’t even do this kind of thing in North Korea. But we still think that we live in “the land of the free.” Fortunately, millions of Americans are starting to take a stand against this creeping fascism.

Geoff Freeman, an executive vice president for the U.S. Travel Association, says that the feedback that his organization has been receiving about these new “security procedures” has been overwhelmingly negative… “We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying.”

An unscientific survey conducted by Reuters asked readers the following question… “Are you less likely to fly because of stepped-up security procedures such as full-body scans and patdowns?” So what was the response?

Over 96 percent of the respondents answered “YES”.  There are very few things that you can get 96 percent of the American people to agree on, but not being groped and ogled by airport security appears to be one of them.  The American people simply don’t want to put up with this kind of nonsense.

In New Jersey, some lawmakers are saying that the new body scanners and “enhanced pat-downs” violate New Jersey privacy laws and possibly even the U.S. Constitution.  They plan to introduce a resolution asking Congress to review these new security procedures.

Several pilots unions have come out and have strongly condemned the scanners and the pat-downs.  Even Sully Sullenberger has added his voice to those actively opposing these new “enhanced” security procedures. Sibel Edmonds summed up the outrage that so many Americans are feeling when she recently wrote the following

“Every single day millions of us are being subjected to the shameful processes of being searched, screened and viewed naked, patted, groped, fondled, poked and stroked by badge-wearing strangers – police under a different name. Every single day. Millions of us, Americans. Being violated. Being degraded. You know exactly what I am talking about. I am taking about me, you, your mother, her brother, his brother’s wife and toddler son, their grandmothers. I am talking about the systematic degradation of our people. I am talking about being raped of our dignity, privacy, and decency. I am talking about a daily systematic rape we actually pay to be subjected to. I am talking about severe violations we elect people to bring upon us. Yes, I am talking about traveling, TSA police, and being reduced to naked and helpless subjects of government police practices.”

The overwhelming outrage has already forced the TSA to make a few limited concessions.  For example, they have announced that they have eliminated pat-downs for children under the age of 12 and they have announced that they will be developing “alternative procedures” for airline pilots.

Unfortunately, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is making it abundantly clear that the rest of us are simply going to have to get used to body scanners and “enhanced” pat-downs.  However, for the first time Napolitano is leaving open the possibility that “adjustments” may be made to the new security procedures…

“If there are adjustments we need to make to these procedures as we move forward, we have an open ear; we will listen.”

This is a critical juncture.  It will be fascinating to see who backs down first.  If the American people give in to this kind of treatment, then what is next? The truth is that these airport scanners and “enhanced pat-downs” are completely dehumanizing.  Just check out what airport security officials are going to be doing to our wives and children from now on…

WTNH News 8 – Pat-Down Procedures

Even members of the mainstream media are absolutely horrified about what is going on.  According to CNN employee Rosemary Fitzpatrick, a TSA official ran her hands around her breasts, over her stomach, buttocks and her inner thighs, and even touched her most private areas when she recently went through airport security.

The following is how Fitzpatrick described how she felt about the experience to CNN… “As an experienced traveler for work who was in tears for most of the search process, I have never experienced a more traumatic and invasive travel event!”

But if you want to get on an airplane in America today, this is the kind of thing you are going to have to go through. Many of the organizations that are supposed to be looking out for our civil liberties are totally dropping the ball on this thing, but fortunately many ordinary Americans are stepping up and are fighting back.

One website, is calling for a “National Opt Out Day” on Wednesday, November 24th.  That is the busiest travel day of the year, and the idea is that airport security will be so swamped with opt outs that it will create a spectacle that will be absolutely unforgettable.  The following is a description of “National Opt Out Day” from the website…

“It’s the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government’s desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an ‘enhanced pat-down’ that touches people’s breasts and genitals. You should never have to explain to your children, ‘Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it’s a government employee, then it’s OK.’

“The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change. No naked body scanners, no government-approved groping. We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we’re guilty until proven innocent.”

So what do Obama administration officials think about National Opt Out Day? Well, a Reuters article noted that Janet Napolitano is far from pleased… “I really regret that,” Napolitano said of the proposed boycott. “Our evaluation of the intelligence and risk indicated that we needed to move more quickly into the non-metal environment, to get liquids and powders and gels off of aircraft.”

Another grassroots website, is encouraging Americans to quit flying altogether.  After all, if none of us fly, security officials will not have anyone to abuse. But even if you never fly, there are things that all of us can do.  We can all swamp our representatives in Congress and various government agencies with massive quantities of emails and letters.  We can all post articles and videos about these issues all over the Internet.

If millions of us make enough noise they will be forced to listen.  We do not want airport security officials to use these new scanners to perform a “virtual strip search” on us and our families.  We do not want airport security officials to sexually molest our wives and our children.  We do not want to be treated like a bunch of dehumanized cattle.

A flight attendant named Megan recently posted her airport security horror story on the We Won’t Fly Facebook page

“I am a Flight Attendant for a major airline. I am currently out on disability because of a hip replacement. My husband (who is a pilot) and I flew out of Portland, Maine on November 9th, to New York for my 6 week follow up appointment. I had my other hip replaced back in 2008 and totally know the entire procedure going through security. So I THOUGHT!

“My husband waited for me on the opposite side through security with all of my belongings while I endured the “new” pat down procedure. I was asked by the female TSA agent if I wanted a private screening and I said no because I did not expect what was about to happen.

“The agent went up my right leg first and then met my vagina with full force, the same on the other leg with the same result. She then used both of her hands to feel my breasts and squeezing them. At this point I was in shock.

“When I came out of security my husband asked me, ‘What the hell was that?’ I have never felt so humiliated and violated. I have gone through the stages of being a sexual assault victim: Shock, Denial, Blame, Pain, Anger. I have yet to come with the Acceptance stage.

“The bottom line here: We are ALL American citizens and should not be forced to succumb to a government agency that is clearly violating our Fourth Amendment!”

This cannot be allowed to continue.  If we allow them to implement these procedures in our airports, pretty soon they will start popping up in subway stations, courthouses, sports stadiums and even at our workplaces.

If the American people will put up with “virtual strip searches” and the public fondling of our wives and our children by airport security officials, then what limits will be left?  Is there anything that we would not put up with just to feel a little bit safer?

What the TSA is trying to force on the American people is about as “un-American” as it gets. Our liberties and freedoms are very precious things.  Once they are lost, they will be incredibly difficult to get back.  Don’t sit silently by as America gets turned into a Big Brother police state.

CNN – TSA Head Pistole Lying Again

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This blatant violation of our Fourth Amendment must be stopped! – SJH

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