Back on March 11th Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was accused of sneaking off base in Afghanistan and opening fire on Afghan families as they slept. I am sure you recall the story – 16 people killed and many were wounded. Understandably many Afghanistan citizens were upset and protested against the U.S. military in the area. Sunday Afghan officials reported that the U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 each for each person wounded. The families had previously received smaller compensation payments from Afghan officials - $2,000 for each death and $1,000 for each person wounded.
The families were told the money “came from President Barack Obama”
Another interesting side note which ironically is being left out of most U.S. based news bureaus is the fact that Sgt. Bales was taking the anti-malaria drug Mefloquine which has been linked to suicides and homicides in the military for over a decade. The UK Daily Caller reports that the drug has side effects including paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic behavior. Read the whole story and tell us what you think.