Experts Suggest Nuking the Gulf Oil Leak

Discussion in 'Politics' started by walter4, Jun 5, 2010.



    Every tactic that BP has tried so far to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has failed. Now, experts are saying forget all those cleverly named solutions, and let’s just nuke the thing. The idea has been floating around for awhile and apparently was successfully used by the Soviet Union decades ago to stop a gushing oil well. But the US is saying “no way.” Never mind the destruction that a nuclear blast could cause to the already ravaged Gulf of Mexico and the radiation it would spew into the atmosphere, it turns out this tactic is also against international law.

    Experts and talking heads have been all over the news lately spewing ideas about how to stop this catastrophe and now even the news is joining in. John Roberts, a CNN reporter suggested last week that BP, “drill a hole, drop a nuke in and seal up the well.” The idea could technically work, melting the rock around the well and sealing it, but the Obama administration says no. Stephanie Mueller, a spokeswoman for the Energy Department said that no one in the administration was considering this idea, and one senior official told the New York Times, “it’s crazy.” Turns out it’s actually against the arms treaties that the United States has signed and would look terrible against President Obama’s recent efforts to stop nuclear proliferation.

    Meanwhile the official Deepwater Horizon response page is so desperate that it’s taking suggestions. They’ve got a little button where you can write in and give them your best answer to solving this enormous problem. They’ve already recieved 20,000 suggestions and they note they’ll read every one. If your suggestion is considered feasible you’ll be contacted by BP — just do us a favor and name it something intelligent because we can’t take anymore “junk shots”. Until a fix is found, let’s just hope that this whole disaster leads to the creation of better engineered solutions in the future. Resorting to nuclear bombs is never a good sign.
  2. Radioactivity...sure, that's the ticket.

    Radioactive fish...feed them to the klannish.
  3. No surprise that this idiotic idea is getting pushed by fox news and the right.Thank God we have A President who wont even consider such a ridiculous idea.I could easily see McCain and Palin giving the nuke option the green light
  4. The exact same people who were saying it was/is safe to deep water drill are the ones saying it is safe to nuke...

    It should give any reasonable person cause to pause...

    Just like the same people who blindly supported Bush for 8 years claim they are right on the issues these days...

    8 years of Bush is as strong an argument to never trust the neocons and baggers as one could make...

    The idiotic right wingers are hoping for and Armageddon because they think Jesus will rapture/teleport them to Heaven...for the klannish, Jesus is like a "get out of jail free card" in monopoly...

    To them it doesn't matter how badly they fuck up the earth...they think they are bound for heaven no matter how much of a hell on earth they create.

  5. John Roberts, a CNN reporter suggested last week that BP, “drill a hole, drop a nuke in and seal up the well.”
  6. John Roberts looks like he is lobbying for a job at Fox News...

  7. They’ve already recieved 20,000 suggestions and they note they’ll read every one.

    This is just great. We should have a radio "call in" with ideas, the winner gets free tickets to Dave Mathews. What a bunch of pin heads. Nuke the hole was probably suggested in the first 15 minutes of the disaster...

    We can drop a bomb on Hiroshima, but to stop a leak, it's against the law.

    My guess, BP and the Feds aren't interested in ruining a nice well, which is probably what would happen.
  8. Roberts is one reporter trying to make a name for himself

    Fox has been pushing this idea for weeks giving the idea plenty of air time.This vid is from 2-3 weeks ago when no other station would give it air time until Obama said hell no to the idea

  9. "A one megaton device should be sufficient Mein Fuhr....daaoo (Dr. Strangelove fights rogue arm trying to give Hitler salute) Mr. Prezident. At a depth of 1700 meters radioactive fallout will be acceptable. The resulting tsunami will only cause 4 to 6 hundred tausand dead welt-wide. Perhaps another 300 tausend will be vaporized when ze device ignites 200 millionen barrels of oil in ein millesecond. These are acceptable losses Herr Prezident...DAOOOO" (Strangelove loses contol rising from wheel chair giving full Heil Hitler salute)

  10. jem


    I know lets do nothing and blame Bush as BP covers up the problem and risks deadly toxic rain which could destroy the east coast.

    This is your epa....

    The russians say that the dispersal agents risks total destruction of the east coast.

    Yeah do nothing an blame bush -- we are tired of that.
    #10     Jun 6, 2010