The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved

ISIS ToyotaBy Tony Cartalucci

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.

“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?”

Not surprisingly, it appears the US Treasury is asking the wrong party. Instead of Toyota, the US Treasury’s inquiry should have started next door at the US State Department.

Mystery Solved

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.”

US foundation-funded Public Radio International (PRI) reported in a 2014 article titled, “This one Toyota pickup truck is at the top of the shopping list for the Free Syrian Army — and the Taliban,” that:

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..

The British government has also admittedly supplied a number of vehicles to terrorists fighting inside of Syria. The British Independent’s 2013 article titled, “Revealed: What the West has given Syria’s rebels,” reported that:

So far the UK has sent around £8m of “non-lethal” aid, according to official papers seen by The Independent, comprising five 4×4 vehicles with ballistic protection; 20 sets of body armour; four trucks (three 25 tonne, one 20 tonne); six 4×4 SUVs; five non-armoured pick-ups; one recovery vehicle; four fork-lifts; three advanced “resilience kits” for region hubs, designed to rescue people in emergencies; 130 solar powered batteries; around 400 radios; water purification and rubbish collection kits; laptops; VSATs (small satellite systems for data communications) and printers.

It’s fair to say that whatever pipeline the US State Department and the British government used to supply terrorists in Syria with these trucks was likely used to send additional vehicles before and after these reports were made public.

The mystery of how hundreds of identical, brand-new ISIS-owned Toyota trucks have made it into Syria is solved. Not only has the US and British government admitted in the past to supplying them, their military forces and intelligence agencies ply the borders of Turkey, Jordan, and even Iraq where these fleets of trucks must have surely passed on their way to Syria – even if other regional actors supplied them. While previous admissions to supplying the vehicles implicates the West directly, that nothing resembling interdiction operations have been set up along any of these borders implicates the West as complicit with other parties also supplying vehicles to terrorists inside of Syria.

What Mystery?

Of course, much of this is not new information. So the question remains – why is the US Treasury just now carrying on with this transparent charade? Perhaps those in Washington believe that if the US government is the one asking this obvious question of how ISIS has managed to field such an impressive mechanized army in the middle of the Syrian desert, no one will suspect they had a role in it.

Of course, the trucks didn’t materialize in Syria. They originated outside of Syria and were brought in, and in great numbers, with the explicit knowledge and/or direct complicity of the US and its regional allies. Asking Toyota where the US State Department’s own trucks came from is another indication of just how lost US foreign policy, legitimacy, and credibility has become.

Russia’s intervention, and what should become a widely supported anti-terror coalition must keep in mind the criminality of the US and its partners when choosing its own partners in efforts to restore security and order across the Middle East and North Africa.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook”.

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49 Comments on "The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved"

  1. You tax dollars at work.

  2. You mean there’s growing evidence to support global suspicions.

  3. Toyota; We’d like to enter these sales receipts as evidence.
    USA; Objection your Honour, that’s classified information.

    • “Toyota; We’d like to enter these sales receipts as evidence.
      USA; Objection your Honour, that’s classified information.”
      States DA
      Well then, we’ll just retrieve them from Hillary’s computer!!!

  4. No one can be surprised by this! You can be surprised by 18 USC 2331 which clearly defines the muslim moderates that the US is supporting, as TERRORISTS! The US gvt is supporting terrorism and terrorists!

  5. How Not To Play The Game | October 10, 2015 at 6:33 am |

    Congress is like a bunch of tweekers!! They;ll rip you off and hang around and help you look for who stole it. That’s what they do for a living. And guess what? We let them do it over and over. Of course if we don’t like it our only option is the barrel of a gun stuck in our mouth. Are we the only nation getting perpetually gang raped by Congress in the name of national security? I didn’t think that we were.

  6. In addition, since the military was ordered to leave all their military equipment in Iraq, including the keys in the ignitions, we should be seeing these traitors in orange jumpsuits very soon. There are so many of these traitors they will probably fill the FEMA camps to overflowing while they await their trials and eventual executions.
    The uSA is now on the wrong side of history, thanks to the neocons and their (well paid) useful idiots.

  7. Jail time for Bonzo.

    • How about jail time for the guy who created ISIS, George W. Bush? At least Bonzo is killing the terrorists.

      • What are you talking about? Bonzo is funding and arming ISIS. Bonzo’s Air Force is out there flying around in circles occasionally blowing up an empty Toyota pick-up…what a sick, treasonous joke.

        It’s Putin who’s killing the terrorists and he’s doing it so well that the muslim terrorists are shaving off their beards, dressing up like women and running away. It’s Putin who has put the lie to Bonzo’s double-sided game.

  8. “Mystery”? Anyone with a brain knew those Toyotas as well as all their weapons were bought by their leader in the WH.

    • investigate how “IS” wears the newest Camo fatigues and snappy white athletic sneakers while parading into newly taken territory to behead/crucify/ or just Sharia Law the residents…the pick-em-ups are their modern Calvery who follow the executioner squads

  9. In my opinion…the “rebels” are ISIS. I believe it was the rebels, in Syria, that used the chemical agents, on their own people. Not Assad. I saw photos of one of them, with a chemical agent…and the agent was from the stockpile, of Iraq, that was driven out, within the 6 weeks they had, to get their WMD’s out of Iraq. I watched ..on tv…for 6 weeks..the media showed these camouflaged trucks take out small, and large packages, across the desert to Syria. Bush did not lie…they just drove the WMD’s to Syria. The UN took that long to come in there, and check for WMD’s. IMHO, the UN helped Iraq, by not coming in sooner. The UN is pro Muslim.

  10. You have heard of the welfare state, but have you ever heard of the welfare government. They live and SPEND the same way.

    WASTE MONEY and don’t do any real work.

    We must defund our government. It isn’t uhhh, working.

  11. Is worrying about Toyota cars the important thing..?? According to statistics white/Christian women give birth to less than two children per woman while Muslim women produce eight children per woman. We are being outnumbered by the Muslim vagina. Our great grandchildren will live under Sharia Law. Goodbye female emancipation and freedom. I am not religious, don’t understand religions but I do understand oppression. I am against violence and wars but I do not have a solution to how to stop Muslims overtaking our world, other than bombing them into oblivion. What a terrible thing to say! *sigh* The only acceptable way to look at the problem is that man is not evil but systems/religions/mental indoctrinations are, and we need to make sure we preserve our freedom.

  12. …and because Syria is one of the only banks left that doesn’t have a Rothschild Central Bank?

    Iraq and Afghanistan are the latest franchisees.

    Spreading Demon-ocracy.

  13. Hitler was right about the”israelis”

  14. Do not worry. Putin is destroying all the weapon and vehicles we sent to Syria. He will complete the demolishment in a couple of months.

  15. I’m sick of Obama’s mass shooting hoaxes and I can’t figure out why the Hero Oregon Shooting Chris Mintz tried to pass off a photo of his belly button as the bullet wound to his abdomen and posted it on Facebook and immediately deleted it because so many people that are nurses and doctors and people who all recognized his abdomen had hernia surgery and there is not anyway to dispute that he was not shot and he collected $1,000,000 in donations already and no news are exposing this fraud with the photo to prove it and he isn’t being arrests and Obama was just there in Oregon and nothing is happening?!!

  16. And…. how many Americans could use an automobile to drive to work everyday? And…. Obama give them away to the enemy, at our expense. Many people here could get a better job if they had transportation, but no Obama gives them ( the trucks) to the very people who want us dead. Obama doesn’t want the word terrorist used, because then it could be use as a title for him. What ever happened to the law of landing in jail for helping a foreign enemy? Now we all know the Left is not on the side of the little guy, just the money they can make from the policies made by themselves.

  17. Great, just great. Add arming ISIS to H. Rotten Clintons list of accomplishments.

  18. The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved: Muqtada al-Sadr Hiluxes fleet destined to Hezbollah hijacked by Baghdadi Boys. Now used by ISIS warriors.

  19. The NSA/CIA/Mossad are trying to figure out how to lie about this.

  20. Why ANY of that?! Just send him to ISIS!!!!

  21. so 30% of the whole fleet is visible in this one picture? Or is it just that Toyotas survive where Jeeps don’t?

  22. America has been arming terrorists in the middle east for years. If they didn’t, there’d be no War on Terror.

  23. Um, basic math time. 43 trucks (from the US) + 5 pickups (from the UK) does not equal “hundreds of trucks”. That’s not even getting into the fact that the FSA is mostly in a different area of Syria than ISIS, and hardly would turn over equipment to a group that they’ve been fighting since they first came on the scene (unlike the Iraqi Army, the FSA actually fights).

  24. This is just another incidence of Obama aiding & abetting Americas enemy. Obama is a traitor plain & simple

  25. Drink up! Finish your Kool Aid.

  26. They(Middle East) always import a lot of Toyoto Trucks every years. “Mr. KYOICHI TANADA” President’ at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Units (TMAP-EM AND TMAP-MS) said. He export 20% of Toyota around the world.

  27. had Australia down as the Hilux suppliers.
    Oh well,they all part of the coalition of the willing eh.
    But hey,just remember,we’re the good guys,they told us so on the TV

  28. This is taxation WITHOUT representation. Time for a rebellion. According to the book Shattered Consensus one is coming.

    Created by lieberals, a confederacy of dunces and one negro – a sodomite.

  29. OK. So, “our” government is openly funding and training terrorist organizations(at least they used to have the decency to try and hide it{j/k})…plus, we are fighting the same terror organization. In other words, America is fighting a proxy war with itself(and now Russia). Great for Halliburton, apparently Toyota, and the like, not we the people. Let’s vent via online posts and wait for WWIII.

  30. ISIS, is American made, and financed.
    Our country is run by psychopaths.

  31. The mystery is how the WH can believe that they will get away with this.. The world is watching and they come up with this charade?

  32. This shouldn’t be a mystery to any one who has looked at history. We have along with many other nations allowed the bankers and the covert government groups to do various things like this even before WWII. This is the greedy 1% using manipulation to form our world into what they desire. If you need an example just look to Prescott Bush and the Ford motor company during WWII. All those politicians are is a tool for the 1% that owns them, and they have no qualms about using your children in their wars, it’s just chess pieces to them and you are to sorry to say. Just consider why the war on drugs doesn’t work, if your answer is that there’s so much money involved you would be correct. Not only brings profits for the drug lords but your legal system as well. Do some research and you’ll be disgusted with all politicians!

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