Bolton Alleges Iran Maritime Sabotage But Evidence Points Elsewhere
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May 30, 201912 min read2464 words
Published: May 30, 2019  |  12 min read2464 words
ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — On Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton told a group of reporters in Abu Dhabi that “naval mines almost certainly from Iran” had been used to conduct the alleged “sabotage” attack on four commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates...
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Investigative
June 1, 2019
Total hoax to manufacture consent for war with Iran by Bolton. Mint Press and Whitney Webb producers are excellent independent investigative content 👍
June 1, 2019
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PUBLIC REVIEWS

Investigative
June 4, 2019
Seemed well researched and had points I had not seen in other articles covering this situation and accusations.
June 4, 2019
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Great Context
June 1, 2019
I believe the most important job of journalism is to question the motives and demand evidence from those that would seek to justify a military conflict. I believe John Bolton has a track record of being on the offensive, and I would hate for a misunderstood incident out at sea to become reason enough to engage militarily with Iran. I appreciate Webb's questioning of the official narrative and she's right to require a high standard of evidence in these circumstances.
June 1, 2019
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Great Context
June 1, 2019
While there is so much speculation around the events that may have taken place, and whether Iran was involved, author Whitney Webb provided great context to a tense situation. Webb provided additional information that let's the reader make their own decision about the result of the events. This article lost half a star mainly because I thought some of the important details to the article's over claim required me to read other articles.
June 1, 2019
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Investigative
June 1, 2019
Find Whitney Webbs writing and Mint Press in general provide very good analysis and logical arguments for their pieces. This article provides more context to the issue and the heavy US military presence in the area right now and how easy it wold be for the US to fabricate the incident. It also highlights that just because the US says so doesn't mean it is so - you need to have more evidence before making accusations and there is just none from the US
June 1, 2019
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Investigative
June 4, 2019
Whitney uncovers the news beyond the fake narrative
June 4, 2019
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Speculation
June 4, 2019
Wildly speculative
June 4, 2019
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Investigative
May 31, 2019
Very well investigative and well sourced
May 31, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
May 31, 2019
MintPress is a joke.
May 31, 2019
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Illogical
May 31, 2019
seems very true
May 31, 2019
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Not Credible
May 31, 2019
More propaganda to justify another war
May 31, 2019
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