JUNE 3, 2007
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The Art of Freedom
Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III
(US Army, Ret.)
Natural Solutions Foundation
VICTORY'S LIFE LINE -- "SUPPLY"
In Parts One and Two of the Art of Freedom we discussed "Objective" and "Offense".
The next Principle of War is "Supply". An army must have equipment, weapons, ammunition, food for the troops, communications, petrol for the vehicles, tactical medical facilities and an endless list of other requirements needed to conduct military operations. The list goes on and on: just when you believe you have thought of everything, you remember the night vision goggles!
In Part 2 we discussed the German invasion of Western Europe where the German forces went on the Offense, bypassed the French Maginot Line and captured France in 34 days. An interesting aspect of the invasion gets overshadowed by the quick and decisive victory by the German army. As the Germans advanced, the Allied forces retreated of necessity. The Allies, however, had a huge problem. There was only a limited amount of land in Western Europe to retreat into before the Allies had the English Channel to contend with back in 1940.
The German "Offense" drove steadily West. The Allied forces defended as they retreated. In this situation Sun Tzu says "To retreat so that one cannot be stopped, go so far that one cannot be reached" Unfortunately, they ultimately had their backs to the Channel at Dunkirk and they faced an overwhelming German army to the east with the English Channel to the west. Suddenly, fate intervened. The Germans halted their advance for no apparent reason.
As it turned out, the order to halt the advance came directly from Hitler. He had been closely monitoring the progress of his forces. At the same time he was watching the attrition of his prized German Panzer (tank) forces, the major strength of the German assault. Hitler believed the number of tank loses was unacceptably high. Consequentially, against all advice from his General Staff, he ordered a halt to the very successful assault his troops were making on the retreating Allied forces.
What Hitler did not know or understand about his own system was a crucial "Supply" fact. The reports regarding the attrition of his panzers were true ...BUT... the German "Supply" system was working overtime to bring forward new repair parts as well as scavenging parts from tanks damaged beyond repair. The Panzer force was in fact good enough shape to complete the attack on Dunkirk. Hitler somehow missed this vital "Supply" data bit ...OR ... he refused to believe his own General Staff. In any event, the Panzer delay allowed the trapped Allied forces to escape over the beaches of Dunkirk to fight another day; and he (Hitler) "suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune"
In Part 2 we also mentioned castles as an example of hunkering down in a defensive mode. Think about "Supply". Once inside the walls, the door shut and barricaded, and the siege initiated, your supply line was severed. What you had inside was all you had until either the siege was lifted or you surrendered. Each castle maintained provisions for the rainy day of a siege. The question, however, was always how many rainy days can the system last? Think for a moment about the necessities: food (human & animal), water, fire materials (cooking & defense of the castle) and arrows to mention just a few. The castle was a haven until the supplies ran low. Then it became a prison. ".
Speaking of castles, I remember vividly a particular maneuver/exercise when I was a young Second Lieutenant in the Army of Occupation in Germany after World War II. First, we crossed the Rhine River at night under blackout conditions over a pontoon bridge. Sounds easy doesn't it? Try it in a tank without lights. After crossing the Rhine we moved into the Taunus Mountains northwest of Wiesbaden where we loggered (i.e., encamped) for what was left of the night. In the morning, we had some extra time as we went through the preparations for the balance of our long road march to the designated operational area. During this process, one of my Sergeants said that I must come with him to the castle nearby. I was busy. He would not tell me why. I resisted. He insisted. I went because I trusted him. The castle was similar to other castles that I had been through, except, one room was filled to bursting with Nazi flags, banners and other Nazi paraphernalia. Remember, this was during the period of the German occupation. Nazi Germany had been defeated. Hitler was dead. What were these forbidden Nazi items doing in this castle? I never found out. However, we hot footed it back to our logger area and reported our findings to my commander and to the unit counterintelligence agent for action. I presume an investigation took place. I, however, still have fantasies of wild Nazi gatherings in that castle where Hitler's henchmen and "goose-steppers" held rallies or parties or even worse initiated the planning for the new Fourth or Fifth or Sixth Reich. Were the Nazi paraphernalia that my Sergeant and I saw that day only a portion of the "Supplies" in the castle leading to a new Nazi system? We will never know. But then, who would have guessed the truth of the birth of CODEX with its' origins deep in the Nazi genocide. Who could have guessed the pharmaceutical control of everything that goes into your mouth except drugs? Did the Nazi "ubermenchen" wrap themselves in these Nazi flags and then create Codex? )
On this same maneuver, as we were moving out from our night logger area my Commander casually informed me that I was to take my tank platoon and report to an Armored Infantry unit as their direct support. He gave me the coordinates of the unit and told me to move out ASAP because they were waiting for my arrival now! Suddenly I was on my own.
As I separated myself and my platoon from my own familiar operating surroundings for the first time in my new military career, I had a deep, sinking feeling in my belly. As soon as I joined my new unit, we moved out on the next phase of the maneuver. We spent most of the day on a long tactical road march then set up a defensive perimeter and prepared for an assault on the "enemy" the next day. (We were in the Cold War at the time and were constantly on maneuvers.)
While our defensive positions were being established, I did what every tanker knew he had to do: I made sure a guide went down to the main road to lead the fuel truck to each of my tanks and "top off" as a first priority. I ate some "C" rations (military tinned foods) and bedded down for the night.
We received our attack plan bright and early the next morning and were ordered to stand by on alert for the order to move out and execute the plan. At that moment, one of the Armored Infantry Platoon Leaders of the unit I was supporting hesitantly informed his Company Commander that he could not execute the battle plan because his APCs (Armored Personnel Carrier) were out of gas. The Commander turned livid and wanted to know why his unit was out of gas? The answer stopped everyone cold: "because Lt. Stubblebine's tanks (my tanks) used up all of the gas, Sir!" The Commander turned to me in a rage. With a look that could kill and send me to Hell he asked if it were true that I had used all the gas. I didn't know if I used it all. But I did know that I topped off my tanks.
All I did was follow normal SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure, a procedure drilled so deeply into every tanker they can responded even in their sleep and get their tanks topped off). He glared at me with that same killing look then asked "How much gas do your tanks use, Lieutenant?? Again my answer was simple: "Five (5) to six (6) gallons of gas per mile, Sir." (Armored Infantry APCs used about one (1) gallon per mile.) I had followed procedures to a "Tee" for topping off my tanks, but in doing so had created a logistical nightmare for the Armored Infantry guys since they had overlooked the necessary additional petrol requirements of having our tanks with them. They simply forgot to ask for the supplies (the petrol) they needed for their mission.
When the Commander realized my 5:1 gas consumption ratio and the impact that it made on the ability of his unit to perform, he was beside himself. He took off his steel helmet and threw it with all his might onto the ground. As it happened, we were standing on a hillock waiting for our marching orders. When the helmet hit the ground it bounced off of a rock and went rolling down the hill where it got totally lost in the bushes.
In hind sight (the most exact of the sciences) it was a comical moment and it was pretty hard to stifle my laughter.
The experience, however, lives with me every day of my life, because every day's mission has a Supply component. That was true back then as a young (still wet behind the ears) Lieutenant, was true all during my 32 years in the Service and remains true today as the President of the Natural Solutions Foundation.
"Supply" can not be an after-thought. "Supply" permeates every aspect of day-to-day living whether it comes in the form of food for the table, gas for the car (I hope your car gets better mileage than my tanks did), the necessities to pack for the next trip, the clothes for the kids, or the batteries for the cell phone.
In the first part of The Art of Freedom I quoted an important tenant of Sun Tzu by which a commander evaluates the opposing army and its leadership. (So he can evaluate his own chances for victory).
Sun Tzu said such an evaluation of the chances for victory looks at these factors:
1) Moral Law - which means that the people are in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives.
2) Heaven - which signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and the seasons.
3) Earth - which refers to distances; both the great and small, danger and security, open ground and narrow passes and the chance of life and death.
4) Commander - who embodies the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.
5) Methods and Discipline - which includes the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.
Consider again Hitler's mistaken decision about the real status of his panzers (tanks). Either; at best, he underestimated the capability of his own "Supply" lines or; at worst; he totally disregarded his Generals' advice. It is clear that this grand Faux Pas allowed the resupply and revitalization of the force that eventually defeated Hitler and changed the course of World War II.
Part 2 of The Art of Freedom focused on "Offensive". Gen. Mac Arthur's most unlikely offensive assault across the beaches of Inchon during the Korean War turned that conflict into a victory for the US, rather than the horrible route which was about to occur. His brilliant offensive maneuver ultimately relieved the pressure on the Pusan perimeter in southern Korea and changed history.
One of the major impacts of Mac Arthur's assault at Inchon was that it threatened the entire North Korean Supply line for all of the forces facing the Pusan Perimeter. Without their Supply lines, the North Koreans had no bullets, no mortar rounds, no artillery weapons or ammo, no medical supplies for the wounded, no food, no shoes, nothing. In other words, the entire North Korean force south of Seoul was put in serious jeopardy. Mac Arthur created the same situation as an army laying siege to a castle: no supplies equals eventual defeat.
How does the military concept of supply related to the multiple, deliberate attacks on our/your health and Health Freedoms?
The Natural Solutions Foundation needs $upplies. Remember, the other side has all the money it needs and a great deal more to fight this battle. Our side depends on your commitment to supply the battle as much as it depends our our commitment to fight it.
Money to fight this battle is a critical Supply. It is that simple. For instance, there are at six major Codex meetings that we need to prepare for and attend each year. it takes us months to prepare our positions, materials, etc. It costs money to get to the meeting, stay there, provide materials to the Delegates, etc.
These meetings are held in Italy or Switzerland (in alternating years), Canada, Germany, Ghana or Oslo (depending on the year), China and Japan. There are other very important meetings we need to attend, also, but currently lack the resources (people, time, money) to do so.
Many of our loyal supporters have been magnificent with their donations, their skills and their time. Without this support from the heart we would have had to pack in the health freedom fight a long time ago.
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Your support keeps the engine running and fuels the tanks. It maintains the momentum to allow us victories like the ones we have already achieved. (Think about our success last November in preventing approval for fluoride in baby formulas!)
Here is the next critical Supply requirement: a major aspect of our carefully deigned Codex strategy focuses on building a cohesive coalition of the developing countries which value health more than globalization's profits for multinational interests. I'm sure you recall the astonishing declaration of the real purpose of Codex during a blistering attack by Dr. Rolf Grossklaus at the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) 2005 meeting in Bonn, Germany.
In the middle of South Africa's carefully researched presentation on nutritional levels necessary to achieve optimum health, Dr. Grossklaus abruptly and savagely cut her off. He declared "Optimum Health! It would be nice if Codex were about health but it is not." "CODEX", said the Chairman of the important CCNFSDU, "is not about HEALTH. CODEX is about TRADE."
There you have it, from one end of the horse or the other.
The Natural Solutions Foundation is putting HEALTH back into the equation. The powerful health-hostile forces clearly do not want HEALTH any where in the process. One of their parliamentary tactics within Codex is to move any discussion that could possibly include HEALTH from early agenda placement to the last agenda item of the meeting. Of course, you know what happens: time for discussion runs out. The simultaneous translators must leave and HEALTH takes another back seat journey to "no- wheres-ville".
However, this year the hard work and careful cultivation of trusting relationships with selected delegates has paid off with a golden opportunity to organize a pre CAC (Codex Alimentrarius Commission) meeting with enough developing countries to shift the Codex fulcrum and make a difference in the outcome of the Codex process.
Timing is the critical element. Codex convenes its large annual meeting in just one month (on July 2, 2007). Preparations for the crucial regional pre-meeting with all members of the large pro-health must happen NOW. The national delegates who will attend Codex in this bloc come from countries whose governments do not provide funding for Codex participation on their behalf. We must provide it if they are to be there.
If this novel, and critically important strategy is to be executed, if the turning movement is to be be put into play, the Natural Solutions Foundation must have critical Supplies and have them now. Without that, the ready and willing pro-health bloc cannot devise their strategy and form an effective coalition inside the Codex meeting. They will may well not be able to physically even get to the Codex meeting even though their countries are recognized in the Codex process.
Although they are prepared to speak as one, if they are not part of the strategic planning beforehand, and if they cannot, in fact, even get to Codex, we will lose their voices. Small or large, each country can demand to be heard in Codex. Usually they do not support each other well enough to make their voices heard. Our coalition is prepared to change that - if the Natural Solutions Foundation has enough supplies to provision the army, train it and get it where it needs to go.
This is a first in Codex. Some say that Codex cannot be changed from within. They are wrong. THEY could not change it from within. The nations participating in Codex can, though.
And the opportunity is extraordinarily important in the eventual outcome of Codex. We need $200,000 to bring this off and we need it now. If you are part of the Health Freedom battle, provide these supplies now.
The troops are waiting to assemble.
Your health and health freedom (and that of everyone else on the planet) needs vigorous, committed and fearless voices changing the outcome of Codex. Our health friendly national delegates need to be part of a regional strategy session BEFORE the Codex Alimentrarius Commission (CAC) in Rome next month. They also need to be able to get to Rome. That's all part of the supplies we are asking for.
Money is the only thing in short supply. With the Supplies we can provide the people and services necessary to accomplish the goal. The battle plan exists. The troops are prepared to assemble. The transportation to move the troops to the battle zone exists, but must be organized, arranged and paid for. The Supply line is operational, but needs to be secured against interdiction. The stakes are high and the clock is ticking down to "Zero" hour.
A thought, however. The Natural Solutions Foundation has hundreds of thousands of active supporters. If every one pledges as little as $10/month (tax exempt, of course) NOW we would have the supplies to take the health freedom war to a totally different level. Take this vital action now and we will have the Supplies to insure an effective strategic pre-meeting and the absolutely essential sponsorship of pro-health national delegates. We could make sure all of the pro-health delegates, well-trained and activated, ready to speak for Health and Health Freedom with their loud and fearless voices are in Rome next month.
We could initiate the orchestration of health aspects into the Codex deliberations. We could let health freedom ring on a global basis.
The opportunity exists now. Napoleon Bonaparte was right on when he said: "Space I can recover. Time, never". Hitler waited and lost. Health freedom needs the critical Supplies to seize this exceptional opportunity. The time is now.
Click here to make your tax deductible donation of $upplies and build a pro-health coalition to shift the balance of Codex from trade toward Health.
Thank you for your past, present and future support. Your activism, commitment and participation CAN shift the fulcrum under the Codex lever and provide the leverage needed to Win the Health Freedom War Without Fighting!!!
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