Dec 23 2014
I initially posted about this Texas plumber's truck which ended up being used by ISIS as an anti-aircraft artillery platform in Syria on the day the story broke, but pulled the report because of a claimed pedigree by Glenn Beck which explained how that truck got to Syria. But on close examination, Beck's story is a b.s. whitewash with no root in facts whatsoever.
Here is a far better explanation for how a nearly worthless worn-out used truck was deemed worthy to ship overseas, and it has U.S. military intelligence written ALL OVER IT.
It is no small issue to ship a vehicle across the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean and drop it off at Syria. To justify such a trip, which would no doubt involve one or more shipping transfers, a high vehicle value has to exist to provide a reason for shipping it to begin with. A worn-out plumber's truck simply would not cut it. There are many many higher-value used vehicles available in Syria and the rest of the Arab world, which nullify any rational reason to ship something that is used for that great a distance. The only cars that can be, by force of economics, shipped that distance are classic cars, new cars, or, in very odd circumstances, high-value used cars. "Plumber's castaway" is not on that list.
However, there is ONE WAY that a HUGE number of very low-value cars get shipped overseas, economics be damned, and that is as privately-owned vehicles that BELONG TO THE MILITARY. Once you are a U.S. government employee, especially Army Navy Air Force Marine Coast Guard, your car gets shipped absolutely FREE, sight unseen, even if it is worth less than scrap value.
DEAR GLENN BECK, HERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF TAR SAND ON YOUR WHITEWASH:
MOST LIKELY SCENARIO Glenn Beck diverted inquiring minds away from:
Buck Private Bob bought a truck at an auto auction CHEAP. Buck Private Bob got assigned to Syria. Got a security clearance for black ops. HAD THE ARMYAIRFORCENAVYMARINESCOASTGUARD (whatever) ship his truck overseas FREE. Buck Private Bob (now a spec 4) for whatever reason used his truck in an ISIS photo op. And even if it was not shipped over there as a privately-owned vehicle and was bought by a black op contractor or whatever for use in Syria, THE ONLY THING THAT CAN ECONOMICALLY EXPLAIN HAVING AN OLD PLUMBER'S TRUCK END UP IN SYRIA IS FREE SHIPPING BY THE U.S. MILITARY, which happens all the time.
No mystery there! And so many people know this that Beck had to put his finger in the dike to prevent a flood of public awareness of the ISIS scam.
Dear Glenn Beck: This truck blows a huge hole in the ISIS psy op – only the U.S. government would ever get it there, HOW THE HELL DID YOU MISS THAT?
OK, OK, I am going to cut Glenn Beck a little slack here; maybe he is just stupid. That would not be as bad as an outright liar. CONSIDER THIS OPTION:
That truck never got shipped overseas. Not by the military, not by U-DO-IT-FREE truck transport, NO, it just sat in Texas. Got bought at an auto auction cheap, AND ALL THE BEHEADINGS, ALL THE ISIS PHOTO OPS WERE SHOT ON A MILITARY BASE IN TEXAS WITH ORDINARY USED AMERICAN VEHICLES. How about that? That make sense? Are there good enough "Arab backdrops" available in Texas? I THINK SO! This truck most likely simply busted the fact that much of ISIS, if not all, is happening on American soil, Hollywood-style, and the American bombings in Syria are done against ONLY what America wants wiped out in Syria. Makes perfect sense, when ISIS is an American military intelligence outfit running in Washington DC with major offices in Texas.
I believe my two scenarios are a lot more probable than anything Glenn Beck has fronted; what do you think? Discuss this on the Forum
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Texas plumber gets death threats after his
old truck appears in Jihadist tweet
Truck With Texas Company Logo Ends Up
in Syria (CNN)
Footage From the Same Scene Shows
Another Van Firing
Original video tweeted by @ansardeenfront
on Dec. 15, 2014
Companion video tweeted by @ansardeenfront
on Dec. 15, 2014
An example of Texas vehicle registration and inspection stickers for 2014.
Texas plumber baffled after truck ends up in the hands of Syrian rebels
Screenshot of image shared to Twitter account of Jabhat Ansar al-Din. Image: @ansardeenfront
By Megan Specia Dec 18, 2014
A Texas plumber was left bewildered after a truck he sold last year resurfaced this week – in the hands of Syrian rebels.
One of Mark Oberholtzer's old work trucks appeared in a photo tweeted by a Syrian rebel group, prompting an influx of threatening phone calls to the plumber.
His truck, with its original decal for "Mark-1 Plumbing" and a phone number for the business, is reportedly being used by the militant group to transport an anti-aircraft gun.
The original tweet, below, was posted to an account associated with the Jabhat Ansar al-Din militant group based in Syria. Oberholtzer traded in his truck to a Texas dealership that then placed it up for auction in 2013.
رشاش (٢٣) يحرق الأرض من تحت أقدام النصيرية والرافضة في #حندرات pic.twitter.com/3ZalpDNG8N
— جبهة أنصار الدين (@ansardeenfront) December 15, 2014Other images of the truck have also popped up on the Twitter account, including this one showing the mud-covered vehicle from October:
التصدي للطيران الحربي باﻷسلحة الثقيلة أثناء تقدم المجاهدين لدحر النظام النصيري #جبهة_أنصار_الدين #حندرات pic.twitter.com/9nV9EYQE4u
(@ansardeenfront) October 10, 2014
@ansardeenfront – October 10, 2014
@ansardeenfront – October 8, 2014
"We had no intentions or no idea this would even happen," Oberholtzer said in the video by local television station KHOU. "Something that we would use to pull trailers and things like that, I mean, to now be a truck to be used in terror, I mean that's crazy."
In an interview with KHOU, Oberholtzer said he's had to take his phones off the hook due to angry and threatening calls from across the United States.
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