Couldnt the case be made that the manipulator got caught with his pants down last week when our Willow news came out? All shorts on that day are underwater and will remain underwater. But just like many of us do, when the share price gets beaten down, we are staring at underwater shares, but buy more to average down. When we rose to 34 last week, that was the time for those shorts to short even more....to attempt to recoup their losses. Does this make sense?