Firstly, the use of flares is still debated. Secondly, even if they have been used it proves quite little, especially as far as Sharon is involved, after all a Minister of Defence is not notified every time a piece of ordinance is used up. There were commanders on the spot who would have had to respond to the request for flares by their Lebanese Forces contact. If acted of such a request without checking it out thoroghly enough - well, they are guilty of carelessness. But to acuse Israeli government or army command of complicity or organization of S. & S. is just silly.
Report in Lebanon: Israel Air Force strikes Syria's Quneitra, 3 terror operatives killed (Haaretz)
from the article: Amending past wrongs