Officials: How Did ISIS Get So Many Toyota Trucks??
Toyota’s Hilux pickups – an overseas model similar to the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Land Cruisers, have become regular fixtures in Isis propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The trucks are often seen loaded with heavy weapons and emblazoned with the Isis black flag. It kind of seems like this story is trying to make Toyota look bad by associating them with terrorists. Toyota has a “strict policy to not sell vehicle to potential purchasers who may use or modify them for paramilitary or terrorist activities,” Ed Lewis, a Toyota spokesman, said. However, he said it is “impossible for any automaker to control indirect or illegal channels through which our vehicles could be misappropriated, stolen or re-sold by independent third parties”. I came away with the same impression you did, that Toyota is affordable and reliable….