No. Because the Israelis themselves (who I consider to be pretty up-to-date on intelligence) assessed that Iran needs still some time. If it was really that close, Israel would have striked the facilities already.
Ahmadinejad and Khamenei thought they could get away with their blatant fraud and misunderestimated Iranian voter’s reaction. Their attempt to cement their rule has blown up in their face.
possibly. what if this is some attempt by the regime to copy Mao’s 100 flowers campaign. Basically, they use Mousavi as their front to whip up the masses. He gets everyone stoked up and out protesting. All the while, the regime is busy paying attention, noting who the people are, getting info, etc... Mousavi eventually calls for calm, some deal is reached wherby he’s appointed to some senior post and pretty much annointed the guy 4 yrs from now when Ajad’s term is up. But the regime now has the goods on hundreds of thousands if not mililons of “subversive” elements. Basically using Mousavi to flush out the opposition so they can be handled later on.
Or if this all a play by the regime to have Mousavi eventually declared the winner and they think the goodwill they’ll generate by dumping Ajad will by them time with the nukes. Now, Mousavi will been as a popular leader and his calls for nukes will have the support of the people and have the legitimacy that Ajad wouldn’t have.
I’m probably reaching here, but I wouldn’t put anything past these guys/