I'm watching Terror in Resonance, the airport episode. Sphinx goes through a lot of trouble to find the hidden bomb - even risking their own identities. Their intention is to keep everyone away from harm.

Why don't they just upload a new video literally saying "we're gonna blow up the airport"?

At this point, Sphinx has gained so much media influence that it would instantly go viral (just like with their previous videos). The airport (and anyone else) would most certainly take such video seriously and evacuate.

This way, there would be no casualties, which is what they want. The bomb would still detonate and cause several structural damages, but that would not be anything new or surprising considering Sphinx literally blew up a skyscraper in the first episode anyway.

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    Announcing in a crowded space, "There is a bomb," is extraordinarily dangerous. Without a proper evacuation procedure, you'd risk more lives than you'd save. (Disclaimer: I have not seen the episode, so this may not fit the circumstances.)
    – Cattua
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 23:09
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    @キルア that makes sense, yeah. Although it was planted by a sadistic antagonist who hid it in a plane, and then drove the plan against the airport. I feel like the risk of causing a ruckus would be worth it given the nature of the antagonist.
    – Saturn
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 2:50
  • Think about it this way, if you were Five, how would you react to the video? Nine and Twelve knew that it wouldn't end in their favor.
    – user14186
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 23:21
  • @キルア I would write that as an answer, it certainly fits and makes sense
    – Quill
    Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 13:57

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If they did that, the real bomber (it's been too long, was it Five?) could easily detonate the bomb then and there to maximize casualties. Sphinx wanted to be discrete, since they didn't have control of the situation as they did with the skyscraper.

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