The U.S. Government Supplied ISIS’ Iconic Pickup Trucks

U.S. counter-terror officials have launched an investigation into how ISIS got so many of those identical Toyota pickup trucks which they use in their convoys.

They don’t have to look very far …

The Spectator reported last year:

The [Toyota] Hilux [pics] is light, fast, manoeuvrable and all but indestructible (‘bomb-proof’ might not, in this instance, be a happy usage).  The weapons experts Jane’s claimed for the Hilux a similar significance to the longbows of Agincourt or the Huey choppers of Nam. A US Army Ranger said the Toyota sure ‘kicks the hell out of a Humvee’ (referring to the clumsy and over-sized High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle made by AM General).

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The fact is the Toyotas were supplied by the US government to the Al Nusra Front as ‘non-lethal aid’ then ‘acquired’ by ISIS.

Al Nusra Front is literally Al Qaeda.

Public Radio International – an American public radio outlet – also documented a specific shipment of Toyotas by the U.S. State Department in 2014:

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.


That’s exactly what happened …

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  • jadan

    Thanks, Vladimir Putin, for putting a stop to this fiendish duplicity. And I sure wish I had a Hilux. These are great trucks, better than anything we can buy here, including the Tundra!

  • R Brodersdorf

    The informed reader already knew the answer to the Toyota truck question… 90% of the weapons ISIS or should I say USISIS has come from the printing presses of the Empire. They explode as easily as any other vehicle when hit by a well located Russian missile… Thank you Russia.

  • CptnAhab

    Now we know where all the QE1-4 went

  • Aen RaBeon

    Bomb them all.

  • NapalmInTheMorning

    What about those gym shoes they wear? Who provided them?

    • wunsacon

      And why aren’t they wearing pink gyms shoes for breast cancer awareness month?

  • Gordon Barlow

    It was a great piece of yours in Zero Hedge, George! I hadn’t read this piece above, until you published the link. My speculation was written a year ago, for my personal blog that has very, very few visitors. 50 is a good audience for me; very minor-league, I’m afraid!
    http://barlowscayman.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-sold-isis-all-those-toyotas.html

  • hvaiallverden

    Dont underestemate the numbers of wisitoress, thats not nescesery an quality issue, its more of an timeconsuming issue than anything else.

    I dont seatch that mutch anymore, since the seaches are collored to oblivion and it takes a lott of my time to find anything of sense this days.

    Wahington blogg have educated and stil educate people THAT is for me The issue.
    Educate.
    Educate.
    Educate.
    WE all knew its the impreial banana republic UssA and their minions that feeds them with weponds and gears of war.
    I think I read it when it as been specualted upon a year ago I can remeber that.

    And, dont forgett this, it took a few years to pulverise the MSM rotten propaganda, so it takes time.
    But now, when the propaganda is been exposed, the western MSM whom have gone bonkers, to an level where even rightwinged freaks admitt its lies and propganda, I know we have done a good thing.
    Its becomed an avalanche.
    Its more about finding the right rock to snapp away, so the motion begins.
    The syrian war theater have just done that, as we speak.

    Nothing of wurth comes easy, it never does.

    peace

  • Maybe now with Russia bombing them they might need some American tanks?

  • wunsacon

    In giving away 1 Hilux alone, Uncle Sam (Obama, Democrats, Republicans, the Dept of War, Bernanke, and Wall Street) gave known nut-jobs more QE than me.

  • legal eagle

    So the US is conducting state sponsored terrorism and when Russia comes along to remove the terror problem all the politicos are whining about it. It is clear that the US is the “bad guy” here, and they got caught with their hand firmly in the cookie jar, so man-up and face the consequences of being so unbelievably stupid.

    • Army of Addicts

      Federales.

    • Gene Laczynski

      You forgot to use the name Obama. That seems to be the one constant variable here. Or are you sane enough to realize that one man is not running the world. he can’t even pass a bill. It’s a government.Not one man.

  • John

    Not only does Obama supply ISIS with trucks but also guns, ammo and financing.
    I guess ISIS needs all those trucks to haul away young girls (ages 3 to 18) as sex slaves.

  • Justin Thought

    Isn’t that nice of the U.S. Government. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, they don’t seem to have enough money to fix the potholes or the deteriorating bridges that our aging cars have to cross over daily.

    Quoting from a somewhat familiar document,
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
    that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
    that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That
    to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving
    their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

    That seems to be a concept that has gone by the wayside. But let me continue the quote:
    “–That whenever any
    Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of
    the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
    laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in
    such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and
    Happiness.”

    Is it time? It doesn’t have to be guns and bloodshed. Maybe Max Igan had the right idea, over three years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6b8MxKoiKY

    So I ask again. Is it time? Time to just say, you’re all fired, go on home, wait in your houses, and we’ll figure out what charges we’ll be pressing against you.

  • apberusdisvet

    The key “tell” were the numerous photos of the trucks, while crossing the desert for 3 days in a convoy line, that DID NOT elicit a military response from NATO or the US in spite of 24/7 satellite surveillance.

  • Jan 28, 2015 Suspected ISIS leader in Pakistan admits receiving funds via US report

    A suspected Islamic State operative in Pakistan, Yousaf al Salafi, confesses to recruiting jihadists to fight in Syria, and says he received funds, wired through the U.S. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports.

    https://youtu.be/m3CRWcR4U5o

    Aug 7, 2015 US Intelligence Confirms US Support for ISIS

    A partially-declassified DIA report brings disturbing details about US support for jihadists in Syria. What kind of game is the US government playing in the Middle East?

    https://youtu.be/d2WrwUM2RwI

  • desertspeaks

    18 USC 2331 unequivocally defines the so called moderate rebels as terrorists! The US, Uk, Nato, et al are giving aid and comfort to known terrorists!

  • windship

    “We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive
    them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we
    will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every
    nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with
    us, or you are with the terrorists.”

    ~George W Bush, September 20th 2001

  • Radek

    Armenians orthodox jews dealerships in Colorado are sending Tundras there in hundreds .

  • Radek

    ask that girl on the bottom in picture

  • Deanna Clark

    The young girls held as sex slaves by ISIS are begging to be bombed by somebody. The only hope, such people say, is Russia…for the Christians, the Yezidi, targeted Muslims, and others. In Afghanistan parties for raping young boys is allowed on US bases.

    This is how our State Dept. spends our tax dollars….no wonder the stench is reaching God’s patient nose.