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Israel knew the attack was coming and did nothing

They’ve been waiting for an excuse to annihilate the Palestinian people for decades and no doubt were overjoyed to be given one.

Part 1: they had the plan at least a year ago. This is from the extremely pro-Israel NYT.

Of course they claim they thought it was just aspirational and wouldn’t actually happen, but that’s nonsense. See part 2 below.

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by Anonymousreply 11December 3, 2023 1:57 AM

Part 2: several days before the attack, the GIS (Egyptian secret service) warned the Israelis. Still, they did nothing. Why not? See above.

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by Anonymousreply 1December 3, 2023 12:47 AM

Everything about this war is a tragedy. I HATE suffering.

by Anonymousreply 2December 3, 2023 12:47 AM

[quote] I HATE suffering.

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suf-fer-ing.

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by Anonymousreply 3December 3, 2023 12:53 AM

Bibi was distracted

by Anonymousreply 4December 3, 2023 12:58 AM

This wasn’t part of a secret plan, at least not by the Israelis. It was hubris. When you have bad leadership, your whole organization starts making bad decisions.

by Anonymousreply 5December 3, 2023 12:59 AM

If the Israelis had taken action without something like the October 7 attack having taken place, the world would be even more pro-Palestinian than it is today.

by Anonymousreply 6December 3, 2023 1:09 AM

R6, Israel needed to defend its border with Gaza. It did not need to invade Gaza. It clearly had ways of anticipating Hamas attacks, but it failed to use them.

by Anonymousreply 7December 3, 2023 1:19 AM

Neither did Gaza need to invade Israel, r7.

by Anonymousreply 8December 3, 2023 1:23 AM

Yeah, bet it was hubris. People have praised the Israeli intelligence service and military as the best in the world for so long they started to believe the hype and got careless.

Sounds familiar. Remember people testifying in the 9/11 investigation how NOBODY could have predicted terrorists would fly a plane into a skyscraper? Of course it was predicted and warnings were ignored. We thought we were invulnerable and got careless.

by Anonymousreply 9December 3, 2023 1:34 AM

At least they could have issued a security alert and cancelled the music festival. Brought some troops in close to the border fence.

by Anonymousreply 10December 3, 2023 1:38 AM

Nonetheless, Bibi is going to take the fall for this, once the war is over. He was already hugely unpopular before and this happened on his watch.

by Anonymousreply 11December 3, 2023 1:57 AM
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