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Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:40 PM

Where does ISIS get all of those Toyota trucks?

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First there is this:


http://m.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2015/1007/Where-did-ISIS-get-all-those-Toyotas-US-Treasury-investigates


Yes, the US Treasury wants to know damn it!!

And then there is this:


We gave them away of course.


Recently, when the US State Department resumed sending non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels, the delivery list included 43 Toyota trucks.

Hiluxes were on the Free Syrian Army’s wish list. Oubai Shahbander, a Washington-based advisor to the Syrian National Coalition, is a fan of the truck.

“Specific equipment like the Toyota Hiluxes are what we refer to as force enablers for the moderate opposition forces on the ground,” he adds. Shahbander says the US-supplied pickups will be delivering troops and supplies into battle. Some of the fleet will even become battlefield weapons.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-13/us-government-supplied-isis’-iconic-pickup-trucks

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travelman90069 Oct 2015 #3
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frankt8242 Oct 2015 #5
MeatSandwich Oct 2015 #6
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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:41 PM

1. Your government hard at work.

I hope you are getting your money's worth

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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:43 PM

2. Don't know, but...

...when I lived in Saudi in the mid-90s, every non-wealthy Saudi seemed to own a Toyota white pick-up.

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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:44 PM

3. North Hollywood Toyota. It's the world's best selling dealer.

 

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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:45 PM

4. This war needs an enema!

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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 01:15 PM

5. Japan maybe...??....

 

I can recall, "back in the day" (early '70's) when I was involved with the New England distributorship, we brought the cabs without the truck bodies over, and assembled them stateside with us built beds..This allowed us to sidestep US import restrictions, and sell a LOT of pick up trucks..!!
The interesting part was after 3 or 4 winters of northeastern road salt, the truck beds were virtually rotting away, while the cabs were still mostly intact..!!
It was often joked, on a quiet night, you could hear your Toyota pickup bed rusting in your driveway..!!

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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 02:09 PM

6. Well, we know why they don't buy Fords (NSFW)


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Response to Badsamm (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 03:18 PM

7. They got them from John McCain

on one of his secret missions to Syria.

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