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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Leon angry inch. 

Yes_Questions's picture



Leon Panetta's angry inch best just talk it out on some couch.

Eireann go Brach's picture

Send Joe "Whiskey Dick" Biden over there to negotiate on behalf of the world!

Dr. Engali's picture

Shit just send him some where. Get him out of here.

nmewn's picture


Sherriff Joe will fix it!!!...we really are in the very best of hands ;-)

Yes_Questions's picture



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LetThemEatRand's picture

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erg's picture

Panetta is mere nanometers from believability.

BooMushroom's picture

<--war w/ Iran
<--war w/Norks

Michael's picture

Everything is not supposed to be complicated, people.

nmewn's picture

"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 ;-)

Dr. Engali's picture

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.

RafterManFMJ's picture


After watching the above N. Korean propaganda video, I realize they have no hostile intentions.

CURWAR2012's picture

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)

Ima anal sphincter's picture

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.

BlueCollaredOne's picture

"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

Teamtc321's picture

Well he has to keep it on for U.N. doesn't he?

dick cheneys ghost's picture

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

Moe Howard's picture

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?

BeetleBailey's picture

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.

max2205's picture

Panetta is a big douchebag.

Jake88's picture

Having been the head of the two most amoral organizations on earth he qualifies as scum of the earth.

LetThemEatRand's picture

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.!

headless blogger's picture

Let's get the Wal Mart Walton kids signed up for war!!


LetThemEatRand's picture

If we could figure that out, there would be no more war.

sof_hannibal's picture

tax the one percent by sending their kids to Afghanistan...

prole's picture

Or just send them all back to their own country and everybody would be happy

GCT's picture

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.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Meet the new boss.  Same as the old boss.

Dr. Engali's picture

You're making the assumption that they are the boss.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Not really.  The new boss and the old boss are one and the same.  The middle manager barking orders is irrelevant.

WonderDawg's picture

You've got to win a pre-emptive, WTF? kind of Nobel Peace Prize before you can be a warmonger of Hopey's status.

jeff montanye's picture

i thought kissinger and menachem begin were poor choices but obama sets the bar.

DaveyJones's picture

it will only get worse as the oil dries up...until we bite it... which could be soon 


wisefool's picture

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.

Blankman's picture

In the case of a true World War wouldn't these be the first targets of a missle attack... just sayin.  

WillyGroper's picture

What's the fooking difference?

agNau's picture

Bama must carry the Bush torch. Axis of Evil must be defeated and submit to a Central Bank run by Goldman.

sof_hannibal's picture

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?