Some power faction wants to crash the equity markets right now.
When I see a nominally-competent person behaving idiotically, I substitute my premises until I find some that make the act non-idiotic.
Some power faction wants to boost the bond market right now.
Some power faction wants to make US stocks and US bank bond issues less-attractive, in comparison to those issues in other nations that trade open-market.
(Twitter is my whiteboard rn)