Desert Storm Origins of Plan to Bomb Oil Leak

Franz Gayl's plan

Via Franz Gayl.

by DAVID AXE

Two weeks ago, U.S. military scientist Franz Gayl proposed stopping the nearly three-month-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak by exploding an Air Force bunker-busting bomb over it. The idea, Gayl says, has its roots in a proposal he developed during the 1991 Desert Storm campaign, when retreating Iraqi forces ignited hundreds of Kuwaiti oil wells.

In the pre-PowerPoint days of the early ’90s, Gayl, then a young Marine captain, simply scribbled his ideas on paper, as shown here.

Franz Gayl's plan

Via Franz Gayl.

Franz Gayl's plan

Via Franz Gayl.

Franz Gayl's plan

Via Franz Gayl.

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