All of these things have left me with the same ideas. "Watch the Bir-Die!!"
In combat, a diversion will allow you to operate undetected by the enemy. The diversion is designed to be VERY noisy and not necessarily harmful. But the real operation is taking place elsewhere. And it is important enough to warrant the diversion and any casualties that might occur.
This could be another false flag, but who ever pulled this, wanted to make it impossible for anyone to get any respect for thinking so. But it was likely just a diversion. But from what?