President Trump has achieved yet another massive foreign policy victory on behalf of the American victims of Sudanese terrorist attacks carried out in Africa.
On Monday, the president announced the U.S. has reached a deal with Sudan in which the African nation agreed to pay $335 million dollars to the families of U.S. victims of the 1998 twin embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The embassy attacks killed more than 200 people in total, including 12 Americans.
The 1990s attacks were conducted by the al-Qaida network while its leader Osama bin Laden was living in Sudan.
“GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families,” the president celebrated on Twitter.
“Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!” he revealed.
GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, the family of each American victim will receive $10 million dollars, and each injured American will receive $3 million.
Families of foreign nationals killed in the attacks will each receive $800,000, while survivors will be entitled to $400,000.
The compensation agreement, which comes nearly 25 years after the bombings, is reportedly the result of almost a year of negotiations between President Trump and the new government of Sudan that took power last year.
The military-civilian government that is currently in charge allegedly wants to transition the country to Democracy. The country’s first step in achieving that is settling debts with the U.S.
The $335 million dollar amount is to be transferred to an escrow account where it will be divided among the families of the victims as well as foreign nationals who were killed or injured in the bombings, according to The Hill.
Once the money is transferred, Trump will sign an order lifting Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, ending nearly 30 years of U.S. sanctions on the country.
Sudan’s removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list will allow them to continue the path toward Democracy by receiving international aid and loans they need to rescue their country from impending economic collapse.
Foreign policy analysts add that the agreement could move Sudan toward normalizing relations with Israel, with whom the Sudanese have long been enemies.
However, more than half the victims of the attack at the embassies signed a letter urging Congress to reject the agreement criticizing the distribution of the compensation.
They say it is unfair that U.S. victims receive significantly more monetary compensation compared to the African victims.
Most of those victims who signed the letter were not American citizens.
However, they seem to miss the fact that Trump is the President of the United States, not Tanzania or Kenya. Everything he does is in the best interest of Americans, not Africans. It wasn’t the African countries who negotiated the deal or offered anything to the victims.
Furthermore, the attacks were carried out on the U.S. embassies with the intention of killing Americans. U.S. citizens were the target and 12 of them were killed.
Of course, this letter is the only part of this story the mainstream media is focusing on.
They don’t care that those injured and families of those killed by an attack orchestrated by Osama bin Laden are finally being somewhat compensated for the trauma they experienced by losing a loved one or being hurt.
This is a major win for the families of the U.S. citizens killed in the attacks and it should be recognized as such. Americans were terrorized by terrorists like al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein for years. Trump’s compensation deal with Sudan marks the beginning of a new era following the end of the horrific acts these evil regimes inflicted on Americans.