The sad truth is that the weight of evidence is overwhelming in terms of numbers alone. This was the only way in which demand could have been met and yes it was met. Those who benefited are apparently been punished while the innocent are left to pick up the loose ends. That includes those in charge now and they are trying to sweep it all under the carpet.
This identifies a shift in general intensity driven by constant foreign coverage. This has finally put the government itself on the defensive. Add in the production of military provocations and we see a pretty clear linkage back to the key motive. They really want to change the subject.
So far the global media is not quite letting them get away with it. sooner or later though i suspect that someone inside will use this hammer to truly clean house. This could be messy then.