I've been puzzled by this accident for weeks; I just can't understand how so many failsafes, contingencies, rescue plans, etc.. all failed simultaneously to give us one of the worst manmade oilspills the world has ever seen. I also struggle to understand why the head of BP in USA, Tony Hayward seems so casual about it all - in fact, he sometimes comes across as being smug!
Well, I think I might have figured it out; in all the hubbub about trying to cap the leaking oilwell, people have forgotten about what might have caused the accident in the first place; what's big and heavy and moves at speed underwater? Big enough to cause such catastrophic damage to a hitherto reliable 'well? Could it be a US Navy submarine? Seems far fetched but when you consider how close the huge American naval base of Keys West is to the 'well then you have to wonder!
If it were true it would explain why Tony Hayward is being so smug about the accident and it's repercussions. If true then I suspect a deal will be done where BP takes public responsibility for the consequences in return for even greater privelege to drill in American waters - by the way, I don't have a single shred of proof for this theory but once you accept it, everything else makes sense!