BP DISASTER: Gruesome Underwater Spill Footage: 'It's A Nightmare’ Says Cousteau During Dive (WATCH)
This post has turned into a round-up with 7 important clips and several links. I spent a few hours on this one, so check it out. Make sure you see the BP revenge photo.
NOTE: BP PHOTO is at the bottom of this page.
Video: Sam Champion and Philippe Cousteau Jr. diving into the Oil Spill -- May 25
- "This is a nightmare."
- "The entire water column is thick with this oil and chemical dispersant mix and it's absolutely disgusting."
Video: Nuke the Oil Spill?
Russian experts suggest a radical yet effective solution from Soviet history that has been utilized either 5 or 9 times, depending upon your Kremlin contacts.
We have some impressive history buffs among our readers, so I'm curious if any of you knew about tactical nuclear weapons having been used in this way before?
Having dispatched a team of nuclear experts to the Gulf, Obama is said to have the plan under careful consideration.
But it turns out there's a groundswell of support in the blogosphere for a radical solution to stop the spill: Drop a big ol' nuclear bomb on the mutha.
Sound nuts? That's what I thought, too, until I learned that the Russians have already done this a bunch of times—and that the US already has a bunch of bomb-savvy scientists brainstorming solutions in the Gulf. Even weirder, though, is the support that some people are extending to the un-ironically-titled "nuclear option."
Let's start with the Russians. According to Vladimir Lagovsky of Komsomolskaya Pravda (once a Soviet communist paper), "In the USSR, a few such leaks were plugged with the help of the peaceful atom." Five leaks, all underground, were plugged thusly, the paper says—starting with a 1966 natural gas fissure in Uzbekistan. That one was snuffed using a 30-megaton blast six kilometers deep—about one and a half times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. "The idea of the method is simple," Lagovsky writes. "An underground explosion pushes the rock, compresses it, and actually squeezes the channel well shut."
Video: Coast Guard Blocks CBS News From Recording Video of Oil-Covered Beach
A CBS News team was threatened with arrest by Coast Guard officials in the Gulf of Mexico who said they were acting under the authority of BP.
Video: Gibbs Privately Scolded Press for Asking Too Many BP Questions
Attempted Gibbs silencing in progress.
Video: Bill O’Reilly Offers Surprise Solution to Stop Gulf Oil Spill
Very funny clip.
- "Stuff every member of NBC News in that hole."
Video: Drilling regulators took industry gifts -- Agency staff used government computers to view pornography -- May 25, 2010
Staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography, according to an Interior Department report alleging a culture of cronyism between regulators and the industry.
Video: Meet The Press -- May 24, 2010
Democrat Defection: Liberals Attack Obama’s Response to Oil Spill Crisis
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