rlange - 7:43 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
It might look a little "suspicious" to Goog;e's algorithm to get a number of high-powered backlinks over a short period of time. So it might have dropped your rankings temporarily while it "digests" the new information.
Wouldn't it make more sense for Google to just do nothing until then? What you're suggesting is a "shoot first, ask questions later" approach.
Your site might come back even stronger after the new links get accepted as genuine.
OK, so a "shoot first, ask questions later, replace wounded leg with cyborg leg as consolation" approach.
If this is anything other than a coincidence, I feel like Google's doing something wrong.