THE QUESTION IS NOT IF BUT HOW AND WHEN
This is a quote from an anonymous source close to Ehud Barak which was printed in The Times on 17th June 2007, BEFORE Barak became defence minister for Israel.
"Israel plans attack on Gaza", by Uzi Mahnaimi at
It was recently reported by Haaretz that the attack on Black Saturday was planned six months ago.
The US Presidential election gave Israel a fantastic opportunity to break the ceasefire and invade Gaza while attention was focused on Obama, which it did, resulting in an increase in rockets from Gaza. This then led Israel to increase the blockade, leading to sustained rockets from Gaza, which led to Black Saturday.
I think it is evident that Bloody Barak has been itching for this.
I think it is evident that the invasion of Gaza on the day of the US Presidential election (a similar tactic used by tie-muncher Saakashvili during the Olympics in his bloodlust in South Ossetia) was a provocation designed to provide Barak with the excuse to execute his long time goal of invading Gaza.
Whoever lobbied for Barak to be inserted into his current position is close to the inner circle.