Nosy US Officials Ask: ‘How Did ISIS Get so Many F—ing Toyotas?’

October 7, 2015 in News by RBN

Russia Insider | Staff

This is beautiful: ABC News has revealed that there is at least one partypooper Treasury Department official who is peeved by the large number of seemingly identical Toyota trucks owned by ISIS. What, now it’s illegal to drive in style?

Here’s the teaser:

Toyota Hilux pickups, an overseas model similar to the Toyota Tacoma, and Toyota Land Cruisers have become fixtures in videos of the ISIS campaign in Iraq, Syria and Libya, with their truck beds loaded with heavy weapons and cabs jammed with terrorists. The Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, told ABC News that in addition to re-purposing older trucks, his government believes ISIS has acquired “hundreds” of “brand new” Toyotas in recent years.

“This is a question we’ve been asking our neighbors,” Faily said. “How could these brand new trucks… these four wheel drives, hundreds of them – where are they coming from?

Iraq, Syria and Libya…What do these three countries have in common? They’ve been destroyed by U.S. ground forces/CIA-trained moderates. They all have popular Toyota dealerships! We can’t even make this stuff up: According to ABC’s Mark Wallace, ISIS supporters go to their local Toyota dealership, buy a truck that is identical to all the rest of ISIS’ trucks, and then mail the truck to Syria/Libya/wherever, because of course these countries have fully-functioning car-mailing services — especially in ISIS-controlled hellholes.

No legs are being pulled: This is how ABC explains ISIS’ armada of identical Toyota trucks. According to an “expert” interviewed by ABC:

ISIS supporters are buying many of the trucks from Toyota dealerships, and then turning them over to the terror group.

Actually, this part of ABC’s report was rather intriguing:

Sumitomo, a Japanese conglomerate that ships vehicles to the region, wrote to ABC News, “In terms of how anyone operating outside of the law obtain vehicles for misappropriation, we have no way to know and therefore cannot comment.”

A spokesman for former owners of the Toyota dealership in Syria said its sales operation was halted in 2012.

The former owners, a Saudi company called Abdul Latif Jameel, said it “made the decision to cease all trading activities in the country and fully divested the business in October, 2012,” according to a spokesperson.

Saudi Arabia: Syria’s closest ally, with zero ties to terrorism.

Did Mark Wallace bother to dig deeper? Of course not.

This passes as journalism in America.