This is an opinion piece from the New York Times. It pretty much encapsulates what has been happening in the silver market.
The most fascinating part of this is the absolute inability or unwillingness of the CFTC to take any kind of action against big banks and position limits. Read CO-OPTED here. The good guys have the evidence, they have called the CFTC's bluff, and yet not one thing ever happens. Your government masters serve banker interests, not yours. That is clearly evident. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/a-conspiracy-with-a-silver-lining/?hp