Bill Clinton suggests Navy blow up BP well


Holy smokes! Clinton wants Navy to bomb B.P.'s well. He's not talking nuclear. Yet. Guess fireworks won't be the only thing going off July 4.


At no point does he say he wants to blow up B.P.s well. Please listen to what he says and report accurately.

Posted by Chris Pratt on Jun. 28, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

You're right that he doesn't say he "wants" the Navy to go there. But "may become necessary" sounds like a warning of what's being contemplated.

Posted by sarah on Jun. 28, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

The question is does the navy have the expertise at explosions at 5,000 feet in the ocean, and would you trust BP Oil with a bomb if it had to be a joint effort?

Posted by Guest pete on Jul. 03, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

Clinton's suggestion is incredibly alarming and has been strongly challenged by geologists. There is a massive amount of natural gas in and under the sea floor in the Gulf, most especially in the well reservoir itself. Most of that gas would be ignited resulting in a -huge- explosion which would not only kill wildlife, but could create a massive sea floor collapse/earthquake which would likely result in a dangerous tsunami sweeping ashore.

And of course, under such conditions, the oil geyser would probably become even worse and begin venting at multiple locations...

Posted by Eric Brooks on Jul. 03, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

Eric: natural gas and oil is located miles beneath the sea bed - which is where the explosives would be placed. The pressure of the oil and gas is also positive - meaning it's flowing outward which would disallow any "explosion" underground. Not to mention there's no oxygen under the sea bed, which would be necessary for an "explosion" resulting from natural gas and fire to take place.

Fact - the Soviet Union used this exact method 4 times with 100% success - and that was in the case of natural gas leaks. There was never any "collapse" followed by a tsunami in those cases. Just like there wouldn't be one were this method to be used now.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Jul. 04, 2010 @ 12:34 am