Why Does ISIS Have So Many Toyota Trucks?
ISIS’ penchant for driving Toyota trucks is so commonly known that one was prominently featured in Saturday Night Live’s controversial commercial parody about the terrorist group last season. Now, ABC News is reporting that U.S. counter-terror officials are asking Toyota to explain how so many of their vehicles ended up in the hands of ISIS.
“We briefed Treasury on Toyota’s supply chains in the Middle East and the procedures that Toyota has in place to protect supply chain integrity,” Toyota’s Washington-based director of public policy and communications Ed Lewis told ABC. But while the company has a “strict policy to not sell vehicles to potential purchasers who may use or modify them for paramilitary or terrorist activities,” he said it is “impossible” to track black market sales.
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