What, no one else listened to the Repo Man soundtrack? Anyway, from Michael Totten over at Contentions, here’s more towards the theory that a Khâmene’î/Ahmadî-Nezhâd/IRGC coterie may have seized power within the government of Iran.
His Kurdish correspondent seems quite level-headed.
What happened in Iran is in fact a coup d’etat, by the Pasdaran (the Revolutionary Guards) and the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei) himself. We in Kurdistan did not participate in the elections, not because we did not want to participate in the political process for change, but exactly because we knew that it could only play in the hands of dictators in Tehran. We frequently emphasized that we deeply sympathized with the people who desperately wanted change and thought going to vote would bring about that change, but repeatedly warned that dictators would take it as their source of legitimacy while they would never allow any change in the government by whatever means and at whatever costs. Now this has come true.
So, who knows, could be.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.