Guantanamo, Cuba (IPP)- Americans are arriving at Guantanamo Bay at the rate of over four-hundred per day and are transferring onto Pakistani freighters in the hopes of joining the Taliban. They are trying to enlist in order to receive benefits from the US government that they otherwise would not be entitled to.
One highly sought after benefit is the innouclation against the H1N1 virus that Uncle Sam is providing for every prisoner at Guantanamo for example. These are difficult if not impossible to get in the United Srates currently. Another benefit is large sums of cash being handed over to the Taliban in order to have them convert to the US side. The cash is being transferred in Gucci brief cases which are worth upwards of five figures.
Pakistan recently leased a fleet of freighters in order to accomodate the Taliban applicants. The Pakistani government charges an application fee of $575 for each person that wants to apply for membership in the Taliban. In addition to the application fee the Pakistanis are charging $425 for transportation to Pakistan.
Many of the applicants are being rejected for various reasons and then have to pay another $1,000 dollars for the trip back to Guantanamo.