Dave C, Agreed. Not sure on the relief well, is that a normal protocol for the oil industry? I don't honestly know.
+1 for Manzo. I have always disliked her!
I will agree that I have no experience in this area, but the fix itself is not rocket science. Granted it's 5000ft below so your limited to what the submersibles are capable of doing, but still, there has to be a better, easier, more logical solution then what the current clowns are doing.
I had thought, why not just drop the 100ton cap over it like they were planning but without the tube connected to the top. Literally seal it off, even if only a temporary fix to buy some time. IMO they should only be looking to buy time until the relief wells are drilled, which is promised to be the permanent fix to this epic catastrophe.