The political posturing and the ineptitude of British Petroleum is creating an atmosphere of anger and anguish as we watch what can only be characterized as one of the biggest disasters in American history.
With terms like "Top Kill" and "Junk Shot" being bandied about, we are now faced with what some are suggesting as another possibility - "Nuke it." Please take a moment to consider the following from Crooks & Liars:
Simmons said the US government should immediately take the effort to plug the leak out of the hands of BP and put the military in charge.STORY AND VIDEO CONTINUED HERE
"Probably the only thing we can do is create a weapons system and send it down 18,000 feet and detonate it, hopefully encasing the oil," he said.
His idea echoes that of a Russian newspaper that earlier this month suggested the US detonate a small nuclear bomb to seal the oil beneath the sea. Komsomoloskaya Pravda argued in an editorial that Russia had successfully used nuclear weapons to seal oil spills on five occasions in the past.
No, see..."probably" isn't going to cut it for me.