Thursday, April 2, 2015
Tracking the Toyotas of Terror
There's a veritable gusher of speculation about how all those Toyota trucks end up in the hands of various terrorist entities. Google "terrorist toyotas" and you'll see what I mean.
What you don't find anywhere is a reasonable answer. After all, these vehicles come off assembly lines in Japan or the USA; they aren't hand-crafted by local craftsmen. They have VIN codes. They can be tracked.
So why aren't they?
My hunch is that the people best situated to track them, ie US/NATO and allied law enforcement agencies, know very well where these trucks come from and by what channels they get to al Qaeda, al Nusra, IS, etc, but would prefer the public didn't.
I have a further hunch that any enterprising independent investigative journalist would have his head detached from his body long before he got to the bottom of the story.