Outspoken Marine Corps scientist and retired Maj. Franz Gayl, the one who dogged the Corps about letting Marines have the MRAP in combat after a lumbering procurement process killed it, has another idea.
In a Power Point presentation he circulated through the Wall Streeet Journal’s Washington Wire, Gayl proposes dropping a GBU-43/B massive ordnance air blast bomb on the wellhead of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the report, Gayl says the massive shock wave from the explosion will cauterize the tube and the effects of the blast would be contained by underwater pressure.
Experts say the bomb, which is meant to be delivered by a C-130, is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb and has been referred to as “the mother of all bombs.”
How would you stop the leak?