By Scott Creighton
“We’ve got Iraqi army battalions driving around in Toyota trucks,” General McCaffrey, 2007This you have to see to believe: the now iconic white Toyota trucks we see ISIS™ driving around look scarily familiar to ones purchased here in the states and outfitted by special forces which puts to rest the notion that ISIS™ simply ran up to a dealership in Iraq and made off with 30 or so vehicles. They aren’t even SOLD in Iraq and certainly not with these modifications. At least not as an entire fleet.
Isn’t it strange that “ISIS” just happens to be pictured along with a convoy of Toyota trucks that at least appear to be modified the exact same way special forces has them outfitted before shipping them from the factory in Texas?
When you combine this latest discovery with the fact that “ISIS” has 1. U.S. military small arms 2. U.S. military Humvees 3. U.S. military artillery 4. U.S. citizens running their online social media campaigns 5. John McCain met with destabilization campaign terrorists in Syria including someone from the newly formed “ISIS” in March of 2013… what conclusion would a reasonable person come to?
From the Wikipage for Toyota trucks:
After the bankruptcy of GM, GM ended its joint venture with Toyota. Toyota, needing additional production volume at its Texas and Mississippi plants, ended Corolla and Tacoma production at the Fremont plant. In 2010 all Tacoma production was moved to Toyota’s Texas plant in San Antonio.The Tacoma will be built alongside the Tundra. This brought a total of approximately 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio…
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, multiple Toyota Tacomas have been observed in use by special forces units of the U.S. Army. Typically, they have been Double Cab models, with SR5 and TRD packages.
Despite the fact that the Hilux, from which the Tacoma is descended, is extremely common in the Middle East, the special forces found it to be easier to purchase Tacomas from American dealerships, modify them appropriately, and ship them to their areas. The gasoline engine used is significantly quieter than the diesel engines used in the HMMWV and some Hilux models. These were modified by eliminating the factory radio, along with almost all exterior lights and door buzzers. The front headlights have been modified to work in IR, in order to work with night vision. The engines are unmodified, but the vehicles have been fitted with brush guards, Warn winches, and a rollbar with a machine gun mount.Here, a blogger writes about military Toyotas and how special forces brought these in specially from the U.S.
"So, the obvious question is, why ship brand new Tacomas all the way from the United States, when Middle East, Europe and Asia is full of Hilux trucks, which include a heavier duty frame, suspension and diesel engines. The answer is that was simply easier for the Special Forces to buy them from local U.S. dealers, outfit them as they needed and ship them over.” Military ToyotaThat blogger, after confirming what I had found on Toyota’s Wiki page, also left this note at the bottom of that same page which I found to be extremely interesting:
A reader sent me this link, which shows a number of combat Toyota Tacomas that were apparently put into storage and are being ready to be surplussed or scrapped. Note that most of the equipment has been removed and note their extremely worn condition and even numerous bullet holes. Very interesting pictures. I wish I could put them directly on my site, but so far, I’ve been unable to locate the owner of the pictures to ask permission. So for now, here is the link. Hopefully the link will remain up there for some time.
******This link was removed at the request of the link’s owners….sorry******Why would someone specifically request the removal of a link to surplussed or scrapped trucks? Is ISIS™ driving around in surplus special forces Tacomas? Are they from the Iraq army? Is “ISIS” nothing more than a trick by the Maliki government to help justify Obama bringing in troops and bombs to keep him in power? That would explain the trucks, wouldn’t it?
“ISIS” and their special forces edition Toyota trucks
By itself, this doesn’t prove anything. No one here is suggesting U.S. special forces are running around waving black flags and pretending to behead U.S. journalists.
However, it is worth mentioning and investigating how it came to be that these guys with all their fake videos and U.S. military weapons came to ride around in these photo ops with those nice, modified, Special Forces Edition Tacomas. That has to be a valid question. One worthy of a serious response from someone in authority.Seems to me someone should answer for that either here in the states or over in Maliki’s government.
Personally, I seriously doubt these ragtag misfits could take one special forces ranger’s personal truck from a Piggly Wiggly parking lot, much less a whole fleet of them in a combat zone. Very odd indeed, ain’t it?