It doesn't matter if the enemy knows about your Op, an Op that large with that much planning you guys should have done a lot of damage to IFY even without Hawks helping you despite the fact that he was stacked. When you do that much planning it isn't worth it to just trow it out, especially if it is that big of an Op.
I guess the morale of this rant it the following points:
1) It is understandable that they still went through with the Op despite the fact that we (When I say we I am refering to Who?) knew about it due to the fact of the amount of force that was supposed to be behind the Op and all the planning that went into it.
2) Despite the fact that IFY was stacked and online for the majority of the Op you guys should have still done a lot more damage to him then you actually did even though Hawks backed out.
3) Hawkies you had no room to back out of that Op, due to the scale of the Op it was actually counter productive for you not to have taken place in it because of the fact that even with IFY stacked you should have taken him out with the amount of force that was supposed to be behind the Op.
I have spoken my mind on this matter, do with my opinion what you want but it will not change.