We don’t try to do the right thing we just do things the right way. Hence, this brings about a new Tactical Investor saying don’t try to do the right thing just do things the right way. Sol Palha
Strategy vs Tactics
Strategy is where you discuss how to do something, tactics are where you spend more time doing what as opposed to talking. In other words, in the Strategy vs Tactics argument, a strategy is all talk and no action, while tactics are action minus the hot talk. In keeping with that line of thinking we have opted to focus on tactics as opposed to spending an inordinate time in the “strategy” phase.
Wikipedia deals with the concept of strategy vs tactics in a very easy to understand manner
A tactic is a conceptual action aiming at the achievement of a goal. This action can be implemented as one or more specific tasks. The term is commonly used in business, protest and military contexts, as well as in chess, sports or other competitive activities. The word originated from the Ancient Greek τακτική taktike, meaning art of arrangement.
Strategy is a set of choices used to achieve an overall objective whereas tactics are the specific actions used when applying those strategic choices.
Strategy vs Tactics and The Tactical Investor Indices
Focussing on tactics as opposed to strategy is what lead to the creation of all the indices below and several new ones such as the Trend indicator.
The last time we updated the chart of the religious chart was in June, and at that time the reading was 1680; in July it rose to 1701, and in August it inched up to 1710. It appears to be trending sideways, and it could mount a correction as it has not looked back once since Feb 05. However, the last time it took a dip was back on August 06 and then instead of correcting it soared even higher.
As we have stated before the next red line zone is 1800 and should we breach that before the Year is out the situation will explode. The last red zone was 900, and at that time we stated if we were to cross that zone before the end of 2006 the situation would truly become horrendous. Since then sectarian violence has exploded, the Taliban have emerged as a more organised and dangerous force, Pakistan is in chaos and Iran refuses to bend.
Afghanistan, which was being trumped as a success story, is incomplete chaos however the press here makes it look like everything is rosy. It is so bad that those Afghanis who seek U.S. Visas have to go to Pakistan to get them. The reason for this is that the U.S fears that a long line will attract suicide bombers. This frank admission illustrates how much ground the coalition forces have lost. It’s a powder keg waiting to implode (it has already exploded), and the coalition forces are barely holding on.
In Pakistan Musharraf is in the battle of his life; his political career for all purposes is over and the only thing keeping him in power now is the backing of the military. He could lose this backing anytime if the masses continue to rebel against him. Iran continues to snub the United Nations and the U.S as it’s still secretly being backed by Russia and to a lesser extent China.
As we stated before the scales of power have tilted against the US; the US is no longer the sole master of the world. The new world order has emerged that this group that is being led by Russia is slowly changing the rules of the game. This new group has an unbelievable edge over the US; military Russia is equal to the U.S as the U.S would never dream of attacking them. The second edge comes from China; they have full control of the economy via their huge treasury holdings.
A simple hint that they were going to dump these holdings could send the US economy into a complete nosedive. Finally as a, back, you have India; the country with the world’s second-largest army and one that also possesses nuclear weapons. When you examine this trio, there is simply no way the US can win, and it has already lost the battle. The problem is that the politicians in Washington simply refuse to believe this. They think they can continue to bully and push the rest of the world, but their Empire is crumbling on all fronts.
Our religious provocation index is suggesting that this current war could last up to 18 years before it’s all said and done. Remember how the Russians lost Afghanistan; all it took was several thousand shoulder-hosted missile launchers and the rebels in Afghanistan were able to destroy the then so-called second strongest army in the world. They are employing the same tactic now; they hit and run, and the coalition forces like big blind elephants bring their massive firepower and blindly aim at anything that moves. The same situation has been unfolding in Iraq.
For those of you that remember the Revolutionary War in the US; remember how a bunch of Yankee Rebels were able to defeat the redcoats (England). All they had was superior musket rifle that was more accurate and could fire from longer ranges. These rebels would only wait and ambush the red coats using a hit and run strategy. This simple approach was enough to crush what was then the strongest army on earth.
The same technique is now being used in Iraq and Afghanistan, only this time instead of simple rifles they have shoulder-fired missiles and highly destructive explosive devices. The principle, however, is the same; cause as much damage as possible to the enemy with the expenditure of minimal resources. It costs these guys 50,000 or less to inflict millions of dollars damage at a time. Thus it’s easy to conclude that these wars are lost, and they were lost causes even before they begin.
As previous empires crumbled (the Soviet Union and the British Empire) when over-stretching their resources, the same fate lies in store for the US. As we stated a long time ago, this is a religious war against Muslims and things can and will only get worse.
This index has gained over 180 points since June, and it shows no sign of slowing down. The higher this index rises, the more individuals are willing to sell themselves for money; one can see this in the massive rise of erotic/XXX rated services. There is almost no free newspaper in the country now that does not carry ads in this category, and now the internet has taken off. One of the biggest sources of the flesh trade is now Craigslist, and the speed at which things have taken of is truly staggering.
The police are trying to put a stop to, this, but for everyone one culprit they catch ten more appear. This massive rise in this index not only correlates to an increase in erotic services, but it also means that in general we are entering into a dog eat dog world. In other words friends, family, business associates, partners, etc. are more and more willing to betray each other for a chance to make a bigger buck. In other words, we are entering into the world where anything can be bought; one just has to be willing to pay the right price and sadly the price is dropping instead of rising. One’s word that used to be something solid and something to stick buy today are almost worthless and an almost forgotten concept. Honour and dignity have gone out the door, and in their place, deceit and greed have emerged.
In other words, we are entering into the world where anything can be bought; one just has to be willing to pay the right price and sadly the price is dropping instead of rising. One’s word that used to be something solid and something to stick buy today are almost worthless and an almost forgotten concept. Honour and dignity have gone out the door, and in their place, deceit and greed have emerged.
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