A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his old company truck ended up in a jihadi photo from the front lines of the war in Syria produced by the militant group ISIS
The New York Daily News reported that Mark Oberholtzer of Texas City traded the company car in at a dealership in 2013 and hadn’t thought of it since.
On Monday, however, the Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian militant group, posted a photo featuring the black Ford F-250 pickup with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the truck bed and the logo of Oberholtzer’s Mark-1 Plumbing Company and contact information emblazoned on the doors.
Not only does someone in America have ties to someone with ties to ISIS in Syria, such that this truck managed to find its way into their hands, but the turn around is pretty fast, if you consider how long it must have taken for the vehicle to be transported overseas, and fitted with weaponry for use by ISIS.
The idea that someone went through all this trouble for one vehicle, is very unlikely. Probably, wherever this came from, came many, many more and if we hear nothing else about this in the mainstream media going forward, then we can assume that they know exactly who’s behind this transfer, but don’t want us to see.
In America, every car can be traced wherever it goes, and if they didn’t bother taking the decals off, then I doubt they scrubbed the VIN number. So,it’s not so difficult for investigators to learn at least who handled this car before it left the country. It’s certainly worth a try. After all, these persons could be guilty of aiding and abetting terrorists.
In the meantime, I feel bad for the prior owner of this truck. But maybe with all this unwanted attention, especially the death threats, he will go through the trouble of finding out who is the unscrupulous middleman responsible for this.