Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Connection Between Toyota's Sticking Pedal Problem and US Military

It's two-fold. has an article on Toyota recalls that says, among others, President Obama and his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel decided to blow up Toyota's sticking pedal problem in order to pressure the new Japanese administration who wants U.S. military bases out of Okinawa.

It also says something very curious and interesting: Toyota's accelerator assembly made by an American company CTS, who also supplies to GM, Ford and to the U.S. military, is susceptible to "non-civilian" (i.e. "military") frequencies.

Here's the original article that linked:

Obama waging economic warfare on several fronts, including Japan
(Wayne Madsen, 2/12/2010 Online Journal)

"(WMR) -- The Obama administration has expanded its economic warfare against other countries, first reported on January 18 by WMR in the case of an authorized financial campaign against Venezuela. The Obama administration, according to WMR’s Asian sources, is waging an economic warfare campaign, coupled with industrial sabotage, against Japan through a pre-planned operation directed against the Japanese automobile manufacturer, Toyota.

"WMR has learned that the Obama administration authorized the anti-Toyota campaign as a warning shot to Japan over its reformist government’s insistence that the U.S. pull its military troops out of Okinawa. WMR has learned that Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, have decided to turn the screws on Japan, not only for auto market leverage, but also to punish Japan over the insistence by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and the newly-elected anti-U.S. military mayor of Nago on Okinawa to move the U.S. military off of Okinawa."

The article continues, and this is the part where he discusses CTS's accelerator assembly:

"Ironically, Toyota does not make the sensor-equipped accelerator pedal for its recalled vehicles. Elkhart, Indiana-based CTS (formerly known as Chicago Telephone Supply) manufactures the pedals for Toyota, as well as for Ford and GM. China’s Jiangling Motors has complained about sticking gas pedals from CTS and the firm has developed a reputation for faulty accelerator pedals and their associated sensors. CTS’s president and CEO is India-born Vinod Khilnani. Curiously, the Obama administration, which is flush with Indian-Americans at high levels, has not criticized CTS, especially since it supplied the very same accelerator pedals it manufactures for Toyota and GM to the U.S. military."


"The CTS-manufactured accelerator pedal used in Toyotas relies on an electronic pressure sensor. WMR has been informed by knowledgeable sources that the sensors are vulnerable to non-civilian frequencies. The Obama administration, fearful that military transmissions may be responsible for accelerator accidents, may have sought to jump the gun by blaming Toyota for the accelerator problems." [emphasis is mine]

I have no idea whether Mr. Madsen's sources are reliable or telling the truth. I wouldn't have noticed the article if it hadn't been featured at

By the way, that Obama administration's intent is political is evident by the fact that the US government is demanding the data for Toyota's European recalls. Since when has the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started regulating internationally?

Is the agency demanding the international recall data from GM and Ford, too? Honda? I haven't heard about it. Have you? How about demanding the data from CTS?

Toyota will be fined if it doesn't submit the data within 30 to 60 days.

And the problem may have been caused by the U.S. military frequencies.


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