“Non-Lethal Aid”: Toyota Hilux Trucks – ISIS™ Is a Proud Sponsor of Toyota – “Force Multipliers” – Retrofitted With 23mm Guns In Turkey – Toyota Hilux Trucks Are “Iconic Weapons” – “Terrorist™” Weapon of Choice: Toyota Hilux – ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries
Just as David Cameron stood in front of the United Nations recently and warned world leaders that the Islamic State, or ISIS, “harbors murderous plans to expand its borders well beyond Iraq and Syria and to carry out terrorist atrocities right across the world”, ISIS terrorists were leading cavalry charges across Iraq and Syria mounted on Toyota Hilux trucks provided to them by the U.S. David Cameron then pledged concerted action by Britain, including air strikes, to thwart ISIS.
We dare anyone to watch this video clip of David Cameron and keep a straight face. Take action, David Cameron, but just make sure the British RAF Tornado jets don’t drop any bombs on Toyota Hilux pickup trucks.
Considering the U.S. and UK-led aerial assaults are now underway on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, there have been no video clips appearing on the internet of any of these Toyota Hilux ISIS assets getting hit in Iraq and Syria.
In this news article by FARS News Agency, Kurdish officials say “airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition against ISIL positions in Syria are not working.” Furthermore, “there’s a valley to the southwest of Kobani in Syria that had 2,000 ISIL vehicles in it for 11 days, yet the Americans have never targeted them. It’s as if they only want to scare them or do a little damage,” said Ahmed Shekho, the head of the Syrian Kurdish students union. Of the alleged 2,000 ISIL (ISIS) vehicles sitting in that valley southeast of Kobani, how many of those vehicles were Toyota Hilux pickup trucks?
Forty-three pickup trucks have been delivered to “moderate” rebels fighting against the government of Syria and more pickup trucks are reported to be on the way. Toyota Corporation is currently the 14th largest corporation in world with reported revenue in FY2013 at ¥962.1 billion. Many of these Toyota trucks are relatively easy to retrofit with guns after these trucks fall into the second hand market and are picked up by fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Hiluxes were on the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) wish list. Oubai Shahbander, a Washington-based adviser to the Syrian National Coalition, is a big supporter of the Toyota Hilux truck. He probably has a new Toyota Hilux pickup truck sitting out in his Washington suburban home in his driveway minus a 23mm mounted anti-aircraft gun. Oubai Shahbander refers to the Toyota Hilux truck as “force enablers for the moderate opposition forces on the ground.” Shahbander says the “US-supplied pickups will be delivering troops and supplies into battle. Some of the fleet will even become battlefield weapons.” How is it the alleged terrorist organization ISIS David Cameron suggests is a “threat to the entire world”, have come into possession of new Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks alleged to have been retrofitted with 23mm guns in Turkey?
Oubai Shahbander is presently the senior advisor to the Syrian Opposition Group from August 2013 in Washington D.C. Before that he was a foreign affairs officer at the Department of Defense from 2005 until 2013. Oubai Shahbander is originally from Turkey and probably explains his anti-Syrian stance and his obvious commitment to see the Syrian government under Bashar Al Assad fall.
The BBC’s Kabul correspondent in Afghanistan in 1990, David Loyn said: “They [Taliban] perfected very fast-moving maneuver warfare, and they did it with Hilux trucks.” The Jane’s Defense Weekly analysis of the seizure of Kabul in 1996 was that “it was a textbook operation, from three sides, a coordinated piece of warfare using these Toyota Hilux trucks as very fast-moving troop-moving vehicles.”
David Loyn ranks the Toyota Hilux among the “great game-changers of modern warfare. You have seen in many wars in the past, a sort of symbolic weapon: the longbow at Agincourt, the Huey helicopter in Vietnam and, I think, the Toyota Hilux truck in Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban was [as] significant and iconic a weapon as those.”
To get an idea why the Toyota trucks are a vehicle of choice – or chosen for them – for ISIS fighters in the region, have a look at this video clip at the punishment a Toyota truck can withstand and still remain functional.
Why would these Caliphate-building fanatical Islamic fighters who are canon fodder mercenaries in this proxy war in the region use the Roman alphabet abbreviation “ISIS” to describe their terrorist assault now centering on the city of Kobani? Wouldn’t they use an Islamic name instead? What we have then are different possible sources for the name “ISIS” probably used to throw journalists and investigators off looking into ISIS.
Possible origins of the name ISIS (ISIS):
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; ISIS)
Further reading on ISIS: