"Let's drop the Big One and see what happens..." (Randy Newman)
As BP moves downward along its list of solutions, President Obama is becoming more frustrated and more inclined to listen the Pentagon's "Dr Strangelove" Scenario for the Oil Slick Final Solution: nuke the hole in the ocean.
"The Russians have done it 8 times and it worked 6 times, so..."
There is a major flaw in the Nuke Solution; the Russians used nukes to INCREASE the flow of oil from wells, NOT CAP THEM OFF.
Before Obama becomes the first President to use a nuclear weapon on his own country, he might want to take a look at this YouTube program, where Dr. Gregory Ryskin, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University explains how a prehistoric methane gas explosion could explain the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event, a mysterious period in Earth history where 95% of all species went extinct.
Given that the amount of methane gas that is leaking from the BP
spill site is at least equal to the amount of oil, it would lead one to believe
that there is a huge underground pocket of methane gas buried there.
If Dr. Ryskin’s theory is correct, not only would detonating a nuclear bomb near that underground methane pocket end the oil spill, it might end all life on Earth as well.