No surprise with this news. We knew that Israel planned to force Hamas to take some sort of action at least five years prior to this attack. The expansion of Jewish settlements and other efforts to expand the Jewish State at the expense of the Palestinian communities in Gaza and the West Bank was intended to come to a head so that Israel could react with military force. This is no secret but last week it finally was reported that Israel Knew over a year ago that the attack was planned. Here is the account as it appeared on the pages of the Old Gray Lady herself:
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli officials obtained Hamas’ battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.
The approximately 40-page document, which Israeli authorities code-named “Jericho Wall,” outlined, point by point, exactly the kind of devastating invasion that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people.
The translated document, which was reviewed by The New York Times, did not set a date for the attack, but described a methodical assault designed to overwhelm the fortifications around the Gaza Strip, take over Israeli cities and storm key military bases, including a division headquarters.
Hamas followed the blueprint with shocking precision. The document called for a barrage of rockets at the outset of the attack, drones to knock out the security cameras and automated machine guns along the border, and gunmen to pour into Israel en masse in paragliders, on motorcycles and on foot — all of which happened Oct. 7.Israel knew Hamas’ attack plan more than a year ago
So, on the one hand we are supposed to believe that the peace-loving residents of Israel were attacked without provocation while at the same time, the Israeli government knew in advance that this was going to happen and that they wanted it to. Folks, this is just evil. Any government willing to sacrifice its own citizens so that they can provoke a war is just horrible.
As I’m writing this, my mind goes back to all the conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks here in the United States. To this day, I’m still unclear why we ever went into Iraq and Afghanistan. Especially in light of the fact that no evidence exists of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The “intelligence” of WMDs was provided mostly by Israel. The Colin Powell PowerPoint show at the United Nations was very convincing but turned out to be totally bogus.
In light of all the other lies told to us in the last few years by our government, I think being skeptical about previous events is in order. Healthy skepticism is probably the best way to view such events. Limiting the power and scope of government is at least part of the solution but neither party has the will to do that.