Forget '5 Minutes To Midnight', We Are 'An Inch From War'

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After last night's sabre-rattling missile-hurling efforts in 'The Koreas', one could be forgiven for strolling down memory lane to the Doomsday Clock and how many minutes we are to the midnight of global disaster. Well, Leon Panetta has the answer today in this clip. Somewhat shockingly honest, Panetta changes the metric from time to distance and states, on CNN's 'Situation Room', that "We’re within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world, and we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do". As Politico reports, the lugubrious Leon says that America is prepared for "any contingency" that might result from North Korean actions. While cool diplomat Clinton "believes that [Kim Jong Un] may have some hope that the conditions in North Korea can change", Panetta underlined the administration's firm stand to any further provocative actions concluding "unfortunately these days, there is a hell of a lot that keeps me awake."


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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:27 | 2360058 williambanzai7
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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:32 | 2360071 SHEEPFUKKER

Leon angry inch. 

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:36 | 2360074 Yes_Questions
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Leon Panetta's angry inch best just talk it out on some couch.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:40 | 2360082 Eireann go Brach
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Send Joe "Whiskey Dick" Biden over there to negotiate on behalf of the world!

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:06 | 2360141 Dr. Engali
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Shit just send him some where. Get him out of here.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:15 | 2360155 nmewn
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Sherriff Joe will fix it!!!...we really are in the very best of hands ;-)

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:25 | 2360176 LetThemEatRand
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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:39 | 2360198 Yes_Questions
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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 23:38 | 2360286 LetThemEatRand
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Hi back.

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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 00:05 | 2360312 erg
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 00:19 | 2360332 erg
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Panetta is mere nanometers from believability.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 00:39 | 2360348 BooMushroom
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<--war w/ Iran
<--war w/Norks

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 01:38 | 2360393 Michael
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Everything is not supposed to be complicated, people.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:07 | 2360144 nmewn
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"While cool diplomat Clinton "believes that [Kim Jong Un] may have some hope that the conditions in North Korea can change", Panetta underlined the administration's firm stand to any further provocative actions concluding "unfortunately these days, there is a hell of a lot that keeps me awake."

There's something a little disquieting yet peversely stimulating about that passage...perhaps a night at the Caribe would clear the snot out of my head ;-)

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 03:41 | 2360471 13thWarrior
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:59 | 2360122 Dr. Engali
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So I wonder who junked you, Kim Jong Un or the ghost of Louis Armstrong. My guess is Kim Jong since Mr. Armstrong was a creative genius.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 01:37 | 2360392 RafterManFMJ
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After watching the above N. Korean propaganda video, I realize they have no hostile intentions.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 09:40 | 2360868 trembo slice
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that's hilarious

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:29 | 2360060 CURWAR2012
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The Amerikan military complex will win the political favors and get us to war: Iran or Koreas? Hell I don't care since Canada is not too far to go expatriate. I will never let my kids get dragged into another war somewhere else. You want my kids to fight, they will do it on Home soil (not flying a drone either)

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:07 | 2360140 Ima anal sphincter
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Will they be fighting a supposed enemy or the real one in D.C. and New York?

If any country actually had the balls to fight us here, I'm pretty sure our second amendment rights would prove to be pretty wicked indeed.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:30 | 2360063 BlueCollaredOne
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"unfortunately these days, there is a hell of a lot that keeps me awake"

Just turn your phone on silent panetta, your bosses at lockheed, general dynamics, and the rest of the MIC will get the message that they only can give you orders in the morning you fucking puppet

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:53 | 2360105 Teamtc321
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Well he has to keep it on for U.N. doesn't he?

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:05 | 2360136 dick cheneys ghost
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Politics of fear.................


this shit is getting old...........


dont forget, CNN is a subsidiary of The War Department............and the CIA................oh and the NSA

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 05:13 | 2360519 Moe Howard
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Doesn't stop him from taking the weekend off in Cali at taxpayer expense, does it?

How many troops go home at taxpayer expense every weekend I wonder?

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 07:52 | 2360606 BeetleBailey
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Agreed. +10 on the post. These two lying pricks are priming the public for "Obama: Never switch leaders in the middle of a (we started it/provoked it/backed it) military conflict", a la Shrub.....hell...even FDR (their "hero") used that ka ka to wheelchair around the oval for 8 years.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:32 | 2360067 max2205
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Panetta is a big douchebag.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:46 | 2360209 Jake88
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Having been the head of the two most amoral organizations on earth he qualifies as scum of the earth.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 04:04 | 2360482 jeff montanye
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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:54 | 2360095 LetThemEatRand
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Looks like one of those annual Wal-Mart meetings.  Only they don't have tanks, because they bought the military and let them do it for them.   Four of the ten wealthiest people in the U.S. inherited their money from Sam Walton.  Never worked a day in their lives, kind of like the Dear Leader.  U.S.A.!  U.S.A.!

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:04 | 2360134 headless blogger
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Let's get the Wal Mart Walton kids signed up for war!!


Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:05 | 2360137 LetThemEatRand
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If we could figure that out, there would be no more war.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 00:59 | 2360362 sof_hannibal
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tax the one percent by sending their kids to Afghanistan...

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 11:58 | 2361366 prole
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Or just send them all back to their own country and everybody would be happy

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:33 | 2360069 GCT
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Funny how the Dems were calling bush the warmonger.  I guess Obama is trying to beat his record.  This next war there may be no place to hide.  Unless you have an underground bunker.  Fallout is a killer.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:48 | 2360096 LetThemEatRand
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Meet the new boss.  Same as the old boss.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:51 | 2360102 Dr. Engali
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You're making the assumption that they are the boss.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 21:51 | 2360106 LetThemEatRand
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Not really.  The new boss and the old boss are one and the same.  The middle manager barking orders is irrelevant.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:39 | 2360199 WonderDawg
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You've got to win a pre-emptive, WTF? kind of Nobel Peace Prize before you can be a warmonger of Hopey's status.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 04:17 | 2360489 jeff montanye
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i thought kissinger and menachem begin were poor choices but obama sets the bar.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:07 | 2360139 DaveyJones
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it will only get worse as the oil dries up...until we bite it... which could be soon 


Thu, 04/19/2012 - 22:44 | 2360205 streetcrawler
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Get em while they're still available.



Thu, 04/19/2012 - 23:32 | 2360281 wisefool
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Something tells me that the 70%+ markdowns from asking price has to do with a smart young local tax collector who boldy redefined the definition of living/commercial space WRT bunkers. 

They pulled that trick on lots of folks who put up horse arenas, personal hockey rinks, indoor pools, even freaking gazeebo's starting back in the 1970s. Ironic how most of these missle sites have greek names.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 08:30 | 2360653 Blankman
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In the case of a true World War wouldn't these be the first targets of a missle attack... just sayin.  

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 23:04 | 2360243 WillyGroper
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What's the fooking difference?

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 23:51 | 2360297 agNau
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Bama must carry the Bush torch. Axis of Evil must be defeated and submit to a Central Bank run by Goldman.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 01:07 | 2360366 sof_hannibal
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and for as awful as that coke head w. Bush Jr. was, at least he didn't really lie to the Muppet's about it-- like Obama [and Clinton for that matter did]...

We are all fucked... Obama is a psycho and and Mitt is the white horse mormon prophecy sent to outlaw drinking alcohol and birth control via Joseph Smith; where the only thing that matters for all of congress is who can raise the most capital from their corporate overlords... Amerika is phucked (repeat)...

they are quickly losing control on the matrix. front row seats to the shit rodeo... when does skynet take over again?

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