Okay, it has been almost a month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico and since that time, oil has been spilling into the water. Over the weekend, reports were released that said there are giant plumes of oil under the surface of the water, waiting to be carried by the currents. This is over and above the amount of oil that is being shown on the surface. Heretofore, BP has tried multiple fixes for the leak, with the latest being a 4″ hose inserted into the 22″ pipe from whence the oil cometh. Their hope is to siphon some of the oil to the surface and into a tanker. Forgive me if I sound skeptical, but none of their fixes have worked so far and I have my doubts that this will either.
Everywhere you turn, there is some expert giving his or her opinion about the steps BP should be taking to stop the oil leak and I thought I would share one of those opinions with you. FOX News’ Shepard Smith interviews Christopher Brownfield, who says explosives, nuclear or conventional could and should be used to seal the leak. I am certainly no expert, but I wonder if he is not correct. With all of the expertise our military has on placing smart bombs where they want them and controlling the results, would this work?
Both men raise the question of why BP has not tried this method already and they come to the conclusion that BP is more interested in protecting their investment than they are in sealing the leak. If explosives are used to stop the oil spill, this particular oil well can be used no longer. They also question why the Obama administration has not stepped in, taken control of the situation, and brought the full weight and resources of the United States to this disaster. Watch the video and let me know what you think.