In a mix of the rhetoric of conspiracy theories and the valid assessments being made by observers of the shifting balance of power in the world today: “Operation Talpiot” is at the center of a lot of new buzz. The premise is that Israel may have “Kill switches” on most of the world’s infrastructure.
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What is the potential impact of Operation Talpiot
While it depends entirely on what you believe is possible with the technology allegedly controlled by Israel, it is arguably questionable why any country would need control over some of the interests involved in the claim. Some of these include:
- PHP web software
- New Zealand’s Police 111 system
- Kill switches in key infrastructure like Fukishima’s power plant
Is there any evidence?
Depending on your point of view, yes, perhaps. “The “Talpiot” program is perhaps the best reflection of the army’s technological drive.
The unit, one of the most selective in the military, was formed in the wake of the 1973 war, when Israel was caught off guard and lost some 2,500 men.
“One of the lessons was that we need a technological edge over our enemies and we need to develop this edge from within,” said Talpiot’s commander, Maj. Amir Schlachet.
In Israel, where military service is mandatory, more than 5,000 young people apply to Talpiot each year, hoping to be among the 50 or so accepted. They must pass a grueling battery of tests in math, physics, group dynamics, leadership skills and intelligence.
The reward: a nine-year commitment, beginning with a 3½-year dual bachelor’s degree program in mathematics and physics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Vacations are spent jumping out of airplanes and participating in other military exercises. Along the way, roughly one out of five soldiers leave the program, Schlachet said.
Those who survive go on to careers as officers in some of the military’s most prestigious operations, mostly in research and development projects, Schlachet said. From there, the 500-odd Talpiot grads have tended to find their way to the upper echelons of business and academia, he said.
“You learn self-confidence, not to be afraid of anything. No subject is too complex to go after, and no answer should be taken for granted,” said Talpiot grad Gilad Almogy, 38, Applied Materials’ top executive in Israel.
The Nasdaq-traded biotech company Compugen was formed by three of Almogy’s Talpiot comrades. A fourth, Mor Amitai, now runs the company.
Amitai says some of the most complicated work he ever did was during his time in Talpiot. “The experience of sometimes succeeding, almost always as part of a team, involving something that really seemed impossible, I think this is something we took with us,” he said.” ~ USA Today 2004 <— note the date?
Does this mean it’s just conspiracy hogwash?
The terrifying truth behind many conspiracy theories turns out to be, something that simply falls off of the radar of public interest. In this case it is entirely possible that Israel is manipulating infrastructure from a set of terminals in key IT positions around the globe, but it’s either; well known of and accounted for, or it isn’t and it will take a lot more proof to start any kind of serious investigation. The biggest problem in investigations like these are the false leads and bad theories which lead to easily dismissing a claim. After all, if everyone thinks their dry cleaner is an Illuminati human trafficker, it won’t take a week for investigators to conclude that these are false leads.
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It is a thought provoking theory
And honestly, my dry cleaner seems shifty. If anything more develops we’ll certainly cover it here. Thank you for stopping by!