1. gold is the largest threat to the bond market. 2. bernanke needs bond market to work so he can assist the UST sell all that they offer at POMOs so we can continue to finance our debt AT LOW INTEREST RATES. 3. If POG keeps going up, UST will have to offer higher rates to be competetive. 4. Higher UST rates cause our national debt to rise even more. 5. To keep #3 from occurring, bernanke uses dirty tricks to force gold prices down.