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Before dismissing Ambassador John Tefft as delusional or simply stupid, remember he is a regime change expert, and was explicitly appointed as the US Ambassador to Russia in order to achieve, over time, regime change…to something that resembles the Yeltsin years we imagine.
His comments on Ukraine are obviously the US State Department common line on the coup, civilian killings and MH17 downing…but Tefft is also someone who will find ways to use the local and foreign media to try and change the narrative and plant seeds of doubt and despair.
It’s what he does. It’s what he was appointed for.
His key comments from the interview with newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, translated into english by Fort Russ…
- US did nothing wrong in Ukraine.
- No such thing as a coup happened.
- Violence fuelled by D/LPR and Russia…our proof is “little green men” theory.
- Donbass militia are bombing their own people.
- No proof that Ukraine army is bombing Donbass civilians.
- We [US] are certain Russia and Donbass militia shoot down MH17, but we have no evidence.
Believe us when we tell you that not even John Tefft believes the above, but this is how propaganda in US foreign policy is played, and Tefft is an expert in regime change…he knows the game well.
His problem is selling the above points (and below interview) to people with an IQ above 25.
“I do not agree with the argument that the US did something wrong. I categorically dismiss allegations that the events on Majdan led to a coup in Ukraine “, – he said.
“We believe that the violence is fueled by people in the Donbass, who penetrate the border from Russia. We do not believe in the story of the civil confrontation. You will, I am sure, remember the famous ‘little green men’? “- Says Tefft.
To the question of the journalist as to why the US turned a blind eye to the killing of civilians by the shelling of the cities of Donbass by Ukrainian army, the ambassador said that the children in the Lugansk and Donetsk could have been killed by the D/LPR militia, not the UAF.
“How can you be sure that these people were killed by the Ukrainian army, not the separatists? How do you know? Were you personally present for this? “– He said.
Tefft expressed clear confidence that the Boeing passenger plane in the Donbass was hit by Russia or its agents.
“We know. We just know that. I can not talk about the details. But we do know who shot down the plane. We are all very clear. And I think that most of the world also knows who shot down the plane. But now we are waiting for the end of the investigation, in which every aspect of this tragedy is being carefully studied, “- said the US ambassador.