What you say is true.
That being said, this scenario is very unique. In fact, those in the know, are very reluctant to talk about it. There are many FIRSTS in this scenario.
To start off with, depending on what side you play, the starting time is different. That has never been done before as far as I know. So, in order to pull that off, I believe that many things are controlled by Lua scripting and I sense that it is causing your discord.
You will also notice, if you look hard enough, that if you start with the Syrian side and then switch over to the Israeli side, you will see all of the various missions. If you look closely, you will see that they are already listed as FLIGHTS. This never happens unless the planes are ready to take off. By doing this, you essentially have a Flight Path Planner BEFORE take-off. This has to be the beginning stages of the Flight Planner.
Additionally, if you look at those missions, you will even see "Take-off Time" and "Time-on-Target" headings where the "Activate Mission" and the "Deactivate Mission" heading normally were. Again, this is new.
I believe that this scenario is the first to have access to some of these things. It is a great way to see into the not-so-distant future.
So, what you say is true, and you probably won't get much of a response, but it is likely because it is tied to these other things. It looks like some big changes are right around the corner.