Best signals source says that Ahmadinejad’s missing ten days in late January early February can now be explained by his busy, Ernst Blofeld schedule.
The first several days Ahmadinejad was participating in a national exercise to rehearse air defense and national deployment in the event (and it is expected sooner rather than later) of the strategic strike by US and Israeli air and special operations power.
After that, Ahmadinejad toured coastal fortresses to inspect the offensive missile and seaborne power (cruise missiles, ground to ground medium range stuff) to strike at shipping in the Straits of Hormuz and also at the major oil fields in eastern Arabia.
Ahmadinejad and the IRGC leadership and the Council of Elders are of one mind that the US and Israel will attack (sooner rather than later). The Tehran regime will not wait to be attacked. It is most likely that the Tehran regime will attack first, using proxies in Syria, in Lebanon, in Gaza, directed against Israel to force the US to respond piecemeal and hastily.
The timeline is less than one year. There is a casus belli in the Iranian nuclear weapons program; yet there is also a casus belli in the intention of the Iranians to open a euro-based oil bourse in Tehran on March 1. This encourages those who would gain favor with the mullahs (and cheap oil) to dump their dollars.
Bumpy road. Gonna be. Seat belts. Hold on.