Back in the old internet days before the Blogs Came, before the Age of Social Media, there were still the fading embers, remnants, and offspring of the decades old Usenet Message Boards wherein the LIHOP and MIHOP conspiracy theories emerged in response to 9/11. Well... it appears the LIHOP has come true in Israel;
According to the Times, three months before the attack, a veteran analyst with Israel’s signals intelligence agency warned that Hamas had undergone a training exercise similar to what was detailed in the blueprint. However, according to emails viewed by the publication, her concerns were dismissed by a colonel in the Gaza division.
“I utterly refute that the scenario is imaginary,” the analyst wrote in an email. “It is a plan designed to start a war,” she added. “It’s not just a raid on a village.” In defense of her findings, the NCO said, “They are training, in large forces, for a big event. This is not a parade of power, this is preparation for the real thing.”
It seems highly improbable the female analyst's findings and report would simply be dismissed for her being a woman in a Nation which prides itself on making all citizens serve in the Armed Forces (as Gal Gadot can attest) and the comparisons to George W(orst President Ever) Bush ignoring the August 6th memo because he hoped to simply be a Calvin Coolidge style President are slightly inapt.
Israel knows Gaza is a hotbed for militants and the threat of rocket attack and other low-level insurgency is ever present, so ignoring warnings of an attack ala Bush "All right. You've covered your ass. Now watch this drive!" won’t provide the vicious criminal Netanyahu regime with the same level of no one could have predicted this defense. The Israeli people know Netanyahu that thuggish murderer is responsible.
So, the question is did Netanyahu and his Likud extremists Let This Happen On Purpose (LIHOP) in order to begin the large scale ethnic cleansing and annexation of the Gaza Strip? Well, sadly as the bombings have begun again and as we've seen from the Israeli military disregard for collateral damage we should heed what Netanyahu said just a few days ago,
“We will continue until the end, until victory. Nothing will stop us, and we are convinced that we have the power, the strength, the will and the determination to achieve all the war’s goals, and we will.”
Nothing will stop us... So, when referencing the infamous August 6th Bin Laden memo it should be understood that Netanyahu is akin to Osama Bin Laden and was determined to attack in Gaza and if he needed a bigger more spectacular Casus Belli well... LIHOP.