The proper question is “Why now?”
I don’t have the answers, of course. Voltaire says it is about a gas field underneath Gaza. Others mention the BRICS, and I do not think people realize how serious the threat of an alternative to the dollar is to our frail empire.
Maybe something else too. Maybe distraction. Maybe Israel attacks Gaza to distract us from the fact that Israel is not alarmed or concerned about ISIS, a huge ‘tell.’ If ISIS were genuine Arab movement, it would be of great concern to Israel. It is not.
There is also a civil war going on in Ukraine, the airliner shot down with indicators of guilt pointed at Kiev, and the massive ethnic cleansing currently underway. 700,000 Ukrainians have fled to Russia now according to Ria Navosti, a Russian propaganda outlet I read to offset the usual American propaganda outlets like NY Times, NBC, HuffPo, etc. Kiev has been bombing cities, civilians, even churches … as rogue regimes are inclined to do, and MSM news coverage is slim at best.
Israel is always available to Western powers for various dirty deeds. They can bomb other countries in the region, removing the U.S. and NATO from culpability. They assisted in the 2002 attempted coup d’état in Venezuela. They were a conduit for arms to the Iranians during Iran Contra. Mossad agents danced with joy as they watched the Twin Towers collapse. They can usually be found around terrorist dictators, such as Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, Panamas Noriega, Marcos in the Philippines, Papa and Baby Doc in Haiti, and Ceaucescu of Romania, to name but a few. Israel might well be nothing more than a terrorist state for hire.
One thing certain, given the source of their funding and the ease with which it could be pulled: Israel does not act on its own.
So in answer to the question of “Why now?” with the current assault of Gaza, I can only speculate that since nothing can be done about it, since bad publicity is no threat to that regime, that it could be done for distraction. The US military/industrial whatever, the Wall Street/London Axis, whatever you want to call it, wants a news distraction for MSM to fill its news cycle, and so instructed Israel to attack Gaza, have some fun, mow the grass, kill a few thousand people, and just enjoy themselves. Have a turkey shoot!
Best I can do at this time – speculation born of mistrust.