The Toyota conundrum

You know all those Toyota pick-ups rolled out by ISIS? Where did they come from, who paid for them?

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The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

ABC News in their article, “US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks,” reports:

U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world’s second largest auto maker, to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group’s propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, ABC News has learned.

Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained the vehicles and is “supporting” the inquiry led by the Terror Financing unit of the Treasury Department — part of a broad U.S. effort to prevent Western-made goods from ending up in the hands of the terror group.

There is, of course, an answer:

Just last year it was reported that the US State Department had been sending in fleets of specifically Toyota-brand trucks into Syria to whom they claimed was the “Free Syrian Army.”

Together with that, put Operation Cyclone:

Operation Cyclone was the code name for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program to arm and finance the Afghan mujahideen prior to and during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, from 1979 to 1989.

The program leaned heavily towards supporting militant Islamic groups that were favored by the regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in neighboring Pakistan, rather than other, less ideological Afghan resistance groups that had also been fighting the Marxist-oriented Democratic Republic of Afghanistan regime since before the Soviet intervention.[1]

Operation Cyclone was one of the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations ever undertaken;[2] funding began with $20–$30 million per year in 1980 and rose to $630 million per year in 1987.[1] Funding continued after 1989 as the mujahideen battled the forces of Mohammad Najibullah‘s PDPA during the civil war in Afghanistan (1989–1992).[3]

It’s fairly clear, no, that we’re back to the old “incompetent or deliberate” question, to people who can’t see further than their noses versus a deliberate move by canny people, though evil, to allow a set of circumstances to come into being and then to eschew all responsibility for it. In other words, putting matches and a knife into the hands of a toddler and then eschewing all responsibility for what happens.

If you examine the CFR, TLC and the UN push for global strife, you don’t find idiots, you find insane people and that is different. Criminal insanity as manifested in Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is intergenerational illuminati though that word has now fallen out of favour. These days we say “globalist”.

Whichever word you’re more comfortable with, it can be seen worldwide that this is the modus operandi. On 911, communications mysteriously fail, known terrorists are ‘incompetently’ not followed up and when challenged, the authorities say one can’t control the whole land, a lone nutter could crop up anywhere, at any time.

And when challenged on Manchurians, a whole range of sleepers out there, we’re told we’ve been reading too many fantasy books, to which the rationalists who think they have it all at their fingertips nod on sagely.

‘Cept that’s not the way it is and what prevents those of the public knowing is the sheer horror of the thought. And yet the incidents keep occurring with monotonous regularity.  How much is it going to take to realize that, as Woodrow Wilson noted, there is a power behind government which one better not speak of above a whisper.

An interlocked power, as Senator William Jenner noted in 1954. And as so many people in the game have noted since.

If you supply a bunch of Muslim nutters, e.g. Mujahaddin, Syrian rebels, with enough money and equipment to achieve a short terms aim but you also know these nutters have not the least organizational ability in themselves, do you conclude that following the short-term achievement of goals, that this equipment and money is suddenly going to evaporate?

Or will it be moved on to the next lot of nutters? And how does that square with either America’s national interest or of that of the free world?

Answer is – it doesn’t. So effectively, an arm of the US government, controlled by the force behind the government, is pursuing anti-American and anti-free world policies, funding that and providing training.

Make of that what you will. One last thing – there has been much made of the Sa’udis’ facilitating and funding in all this too. Question – of the two candidates for President of the US, which is thus funded and therefore will continue Benghazi type policies should she get in?

You might not like Trump but it’s going to be interesting should he get the chance to meet this force behind the throne.

[H/T Chuckles]

8 comments for “The Toyota conundrum

  1. Lord T
    July 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Although I agree with your article when it comes to weapons and the like when we look at trucks it is an irrelevancy. They will just get a different truck or car and move on from there.

    Wonder why they chose trucks? Maybe they didn’t think it would lead back to them when they started.

  2. Voice of Reason
    July 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    One source of vehicles is the Turkish borders. Refugees are required to leave them there before entering, and the guards are not allowed to stop ISIS from taking them at night.

    • July 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Best laugh I’ve had today. Thank you.

      • Voice of Reason
        July 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

        Why, because you don’t believe it?

  3. barnacle bill
    July 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I would look to Saudi Arabia as there are a lot of Ro-Ro vessels calling at Saudi ports with vehicles from Japan. Quick drive up from there to Daesh’s areas of operation.

  4. Mudplugger
    July 22, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Setting aside the sourcing, you’ve got to admire the efficiency and cost-effectiveness – the MoD could learn something there.

    For the price of an equivalent British Army troop vehicle (Ocelot, £1m each), ISIS could get 100 Toyota Pick-ups – an hour in the workshop sees a big gun welded into the back and it’s ready for action.
    Superbly built, utterly reliable, economical, versatile, parts readily available, yet it’s expendable if, by sheer misfortune, one ever gets hit by a random gun-shot – and they’ve still got 99 trucks running after that.

    In the post-Brexit world, maybe Land Rover should be pitching for that volume business (but they’d have to do something about their abysmal reliability first).

  5. July 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Just think how long it would take to get them all in line and convoying from A to B. And not a sign of a friggin’ airstrike. So much for surveillance satellite tech stuff, drones and those mates of Obama who like to gather in that room in the White House where they can sit and watch the action while eating ice cream.

    Where is Milo Mindebender when you want him?

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