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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

GOING TO WAR AGAINST NORTH KOREA – POSSIBILITY, OUTCOME AND RESULT

To make a long story short, I strongly believe that any war between the United States and North Korea would result in the collapse of North Korea’s government and a massive flood of refugees into China and South Korea. This is likely the reason (along with North Korea’s nuclear weapons) why the US has not toppled the North Korean government yet.

In fact, it’s very likely that behind the scenes both South Korea and China have been sending North Korea subtle signals that regime change is not a desired option. This would explain why the North Korean government hasn’t collapsed considering that it doesn’t and hasn’t been meeting the needs of its people.

Who would win such war?

It all depends on what you mean by “winning”, the circumstances in which the conflict begins, and whether North Korea uses nukes/WMDs.  If we ever engaged North Korea, I don’t see the U.S. using nukes because our conventional weapons are effective enough.

First, discussing the circumstances, if North Korea attacked the South, it would take longer than if the South/U.S. attacked North Korea.  The reason is that you would have to stop their offensive before moving back north, account for casualties/battle damage, etc.  If the South/U.S. attacked the North, we would be able to neutralize a lot of their military power right off the bat, which would make things go much more quickly.

If intelligence allows for forces to mobilize early before the conflict begins, it would be faster than if they attacked by surprise and we had to spin up logistics.
If North Korea used nukes or WMDs, it would significantly complicate things both militarily and politically.  It could be slower due to significant damage to our forces, or it could be much faster due to the rest of the world coming together to “take care of” North Korea.

One important factor… drones. Drones can indeed make their carefully dug in positions very vulnerable, and judging by how they are building up their military, that’s a big problem for them.  I think we would also easily maintain air superiority.  Given that it’s a small, extremely mountainous country, it would seem to be relatively easy to use drones and air strikes to completely disrupt their supply lines.  There simply aren’t that many places where rail lines or significant roads can run, especially across the river.  And we have become very good at using drones, helicopters and so forth to spot units moving and take them out from a distance.

I think there is a not insignificant possibility of North Korean collapse once the war goes on for any length of time.  They may have many men under arms, but they cannot feed them in peacetime, much less in war.  If they can’t accomplish a blitzkrieg and get at South Korea’s food supplies they will quickly run out of food.  They also have very limited supplies of other things because they have been at famine levels for years.  Outside of a few zones where they cooperate with the South (and maybe China) their industrial base is small and aged.  They have few natural resources and even now have less ability to exploit them at the level that a modern industrial nation can.


More Info:http://ziadabdelnour.net/going-to-war-against-north-korea-possibility-outcome-and-result

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Four Invaluable Aspects for Branding Yourself as a Leader

Of all the social media networks, business professionals have clearly opted for LinkedIn, arguably because it is the platform that has fulfilled their professional needs for networking. Three million CEOs on Jeff Weiner’s network have the opportunity to connect with about 500 Million other users, and in turn through those to billions of people around the world.

How can your LinkedIn presence show your Charisma? Whether you like it or not, your profile, posts and updates will reflect your success or otherwise.

Great leaders raise the flag of their brand high and lead their companies from the front. They build momentum with their name and recognition in their niche markets and pull the train of their company behind them. I want to help you to be one of those leaders.  With my help, I promise, you will surpass your peers and go well beyond...

To visualise this idea, think of well-known figures such as HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Ziad Abdelnour and Patrick Bet-David.

http://www.net2work-solutions.com/en/actionable-advices/four-invaluable-aspects-for-branding-yourself-as-a-leader

Our investment criteria and interests for 2017 and beyond

Dear Partners, Friends and Colleagues:
Happy New Year to you all…. Hope you had an awesome Holiday Season as I did. Wishing you all the very best for 2017 and beyond.
With a new year comes new investment resolutions – especially given the nature of the game to be played with Donald J. Trump now as our new President.
To make a long story short, our basic investment philosophy consists of investing globally with other families and private equity groups typically targeting firms meeting the criteria below:

More Info:http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/blog/investment-criteria-interests-2017-beyond/

Friday, 16 December 2016

Clinton v/s Trump: Impact on Wall Street and the Economy at large

Some personal thoughts I thought I’d share about the US markets and economy at large in case of a Clinton or a Trump Presidential victory.
 At the end of the day folks, it is still the “Economy” stupid.
 In the case of a Clinton victory:
 1. I believe you should expect a platform of tougher Wall Street enforcement. And for good reason. Some 67% of the U.S. populace wants a president who favors stricter regulation of financial institutions…Even Republicans to the tune of 58% said they want a candidate willing to toughen Wall Street oversight. Looks like given the hostility of the American people toward financial institutions, no one can get elected, saying they’re going to side with Wall Street.

Read More:http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/blog/clinton-vs-trump-impact-wall-street-economy-large/

Friday, 25 November 2016

Why we need to make it easier for China to invest in America

I am frankly flabbergasted that with all the economic issues facing our nation today and our dire need for capital inflows to help invigorate our industries all across the board, we are giving so much hard time for Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States.

It is a fact that Chinese direct investment in our economy is set to reach a new high this year due to a wave of deals announced in early 2016. But experts say the pace is already slowing as politicians and regulators increase their scrutiny of Chinese details.

Some lawmakers are crying foul, protesting that U.S. firms can’t invest easily in many sectors of China’s economy, while the U.S. market is wide open for their Chinese competitors, or nearly so. Efforts to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty between the two countries have stalled as Beijing has sought to rope off numerous industries.

Frankly, I believe this approach is too narrow minded and blindsided and it’s part of a troubling trend.



http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/blog/need-make-easier-china-invest-america/

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How Donald Trump Broke the glass ceiling and how you can too!





You read it right. President elect Donald Trump broke the glass ceiling. Shattered it. An entrepreneur without political experience inspired the nation and won the greatest contest in the land. You may agree or disagree with his politics, however, please take a moment and appreciate this amazing feat that was just achieved.

What this proves is that anything is possible. You may be down on your luck, you may be praying to catch a break or maybe you just need a little bit of a push. This is it. Donald Trump shattered the glass ceiling of the political class and proved, that a kid from Queens can bootstrap his way to the White House. If someone can bootstrap his or her way to the White House, you can bootstrap your way to achieve anything you want in life.

Yes, Trump had money to start with and self-funded his campaign. That was his resource. To learn from it, it is important to understand what resources you have and where you are shy resources, and see how you can partner with others.

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/how-donald-trump-broke-the-glass-ceiling-and-how-you_us_58260e16e4b057e23e3141ed

Monday, 14 November 2016

Come be a part of decisions that will shape the country's future and the world



Dear friends:
Hope all is well and that you are having a great weekend.
This is a personal invite to all those of you who want to make a real difference in the new world order in the making under the Trump presidency and for those of you real interested in shaping both the public and private narratives going forward as well.
You know I was one of the very few who bet on Donald J. Trump from Day One, never wavered and did everything I could - financially and otherwise - to get him elected. At the end of the day, we won against all odds and beat the greatest forces on Planet Earth.
The question now is: Are you willing to ride the bandwagon with me again and capitalize to the fullest extent on the Trump presidency or not? If not you don't need to continue reading this. If yes, meet the Financial Policy Council
I started the organization back in early 2011 with a few good men and even less resources and during a very challenging economic environment to say the least.


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