Embargo Toyota

Here’s one plausible way to end warfare as we have come to know it in the Middle East and Africa.

Embargo Toyota.  Cut off all sales of Toyota Pickups and repair parts because “The Toyota Pickup Truck Is the War Chariot of the Third World“.

For three decades, one vehicle has dominated Third World battlefields.

Ubiquitous and incognito, chances are you’re less than a mile from one right Isis_A10_Warthog_Caravannow. You could pass one on virtually any street in any city in the world and you wouldn’t think twice.

The vehicle costs a fraction as much as a modern main battle tank. In fact, you can buy 266 of them for the cost of just one tank. Plus it’s more dependable than a tank—and easier to maintain.

It’s not produced by the United States, Russia, France, China or any of the major arms exporters. It’s made by Japan, an avowedly pacifist country that prohibits the export of arms abroad … particularly to Third World combat zones.

From the deserts of the African Maghreb to the mountains of Afghanistan, warriors from tribesmen to American Special Forces have chosen the Toyota pickup truck as their unarmored personnel carrier of choice.

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