reply to post by ModerateSkeptic
1- The same reason that made them aware of other attacks, and other warnings that they made in the past to their citizens safety: intel.
If the Israeli intel agencies are as good as they say they are, then they could have picked up some chatter about that attack. It's not the average
joe that makes such an attack, it's people that are most provably already under surveillance.
2- I can't see why you think it's convenient. It would be if we knew something suspicious about the attackers, which we don't. If we are going to use
that "scapegoat" point of view, then we can claim it regarding any attack against Israel. It's very standard to track down and "eliminate" attackers
in that part of the world, especially after they commit an attack.
That's the main reason why you see attacks like air raids being carried out by Israel. They usually claim that the bombs dropped are on forces that
were planning to/attacked Israel, Israel forces or Israeli citizens/allies.
Besides, I don't see any reason for this to escalate, making it a plausible false flag.
People were also stating that we were going to see a major conflict after the bus bombing in Bulgaria, and nothing happened. At least, nothing major
or known to the public.
The only suspicious part of all this, is the fact that the victims were Egyptian policeman, and the forces that tracked down and got the attackers
were from Israel. But since it's close to the border, they provably knew about the incident as much as the Egyptians.
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GarrusVasNormandy because: corrections to text