Analysing US policy results during past years + Video
In the 15th edition of The Fact series activists from Czech Republic and bosnia and Herzegovina have analysed the consequences of the US foreign policy in recent years.
MWFpress - In the 15th edition of The Fact series activists from Czech Republic and bosnia and Herzegovina have analysed the consequences of the US foreign policy in recent years.
The guests: Tesa Tesanovic Political activist ، Serbia
Iyad Khuder Syrian Former journalist ،Czech Republic
Questions asked at the conference:
1- Trump has made some decisions like pulling out from JCPOA, pulling out from Paris contact and introducing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Have these decisions had any negative effect on USA’s image? 2- There is a universal attempt to confront the dominance of Dollar by some countries? Do you think this effort will succeed? And what effects will it have on US economy? 3- Did USA’s support in massacre of Yemeni people and its contradiction to USA’s claim of supporting human right affect its image throughout the world? 4- How do you evaluate the failures of Trump in negotiations with North Korea? 5- Do you think USA is considered as stronger or weaker than before in public opinion?
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Tesa Tesanovic Political activist ، Serbia
Trump has made some decisions like pulling out from JCPOA, pulling out from Paris contact and introducing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Have these decisions had any negative effect on USA’s image?
It's clear that the Trump is under the influence of the Zionist Neocon Lobby division. It's very clear from what happened with Iran with Venezuela with Yemen that Trump is no different than Obama than George Bush that he is just another just another puppet of the U.S. machinery. The whole elections in the United States are just a fraud; the presidents changed but the policy never changes. And I think that the people around the world are starting to realize that but the main problem is that some of the things that have been done cannot be reversed. You can't rebuild Libya out of the ashes. You can't make Iraq what it used to be and now unfortunately Yemen.
There is a universal attempt to confront the dominance of Dollar by some countries? Do you think this effort will succeed? And what effects will it have on US economy?
The main problem that we are facing here is the petrodollar. As long as the US dollar is almost the only currency that is being accepted for oil, I think that it's very hard to challenge the status of the dollar as a reserve world currency. It’s clearly that the United States doesn't want anyone to challenge the dollar. They will even attack their own partners for challenging the dollar. I would think that any country that would individually try to create a reserve currency for the world would fail but I think combined maybe a China Iran Russia united could do it but the problem is motivation until recently Chinese have almost no motivation to stand up against the United States but hopefully that this trade war continues and if there's no agreement Chinese will maybe start to think about making some kind of alternative to the current dollar system in the banking system.
Iyad Khuder Syrian Former journalist ،Czech Republic
Did USA’s support in massacre of Yemeni people and its contradiction to USA’s claim of supporting human right affect its image throughout the world?
I see that the effect of the war in Yemen on the US reputation is relatively very little as the dirty job is done actually by the Saudis and of course other mercenaries. Unfortunately, the saluting regime is of course an ally of the US but can you tell me which decayed in the last 70 years there wasn't a massacre or a destructive war done directly or indirectly by the US?
How do you evaluate the failures of Trump in negotiations with North Korea? There are some positive aspects of the US policy under Trump's administration. I think I evaluate even this failure of negotiation with North Korea as a brave attempt and it's a historic breakthrough in the crisis with North Korea. North Korea like had been kind of taboo area or let's say like a black box to the world so it was really good. I think everybody was glad to see some breakthrough. I think this game of making statements of declaration of war on Twitter one day and making very peaceful statements the next day affected the image of Trump very badly among people throughout the world and many people around the world started to make fun of Trump so it damaged US image in the end.
Do you think USA is considered as stronger or weaker than before in public opinion? I will be honest with you and like I reflect the public opinion. Here in Europe, even in the Middle East I feel that people still believe in Americans supremacy. I believe the US will continue to be strong in the minds of people as long it maintains the following: the dollar at the denominating currency in the international financial system and having the cutting-edge military technology and also having the supremacy in the cyber domain via giant American companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Cisco.
Trump actually now like through all that and he hasn't been caring about his agreements so I think this degraded or like let's say this depreciated the credibility of Trump even for the European governments but he seems to not to be caring because now he's following the policy of USA first.
It’s worthy to mention that this video conference is held regularly with several international subjects inviting various activists and analysts from different countries.