What’s a Texas plumber’s truck doing with an anti-aircraft gun on the bed, firing away in Syria? Don’t ask Mark Oberholtzer, who was as surprised as anyone to see his old truck in the middle of the Syrian conflict. Oberholzer told Haaretz that he sold the truck a few years ago. Little did he know he could have squeezed a few more miles and some heavy duty battle out of it.
Ansar al-Din Front, described by Haaretz as an “Islamic extreme brigade” obviously didn’t have the time or inclination to strip the “Mark-1 Plumbing” decal off the door. They posted the image on Twitter, but presumably they weren’t trying to drum up business for Oberholtzer. Even the phone number is still on there, though Oberholtzer doesn’t make house calls in Syria to fix leaky kitchen sinks. Homeland Security allegedly came to question the plumber about whether he was sending aid to the rebels. Uh, no, he said. It’s a small world, getting smaller.