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Sunday, November 28 2010

WikiLeaks: Iran Smuggled Weapons to Hezbollah in Ambulances

IRCPlenty of juicy tidbits already emerging from the latest WikiLeaks info dump. One State Dept. cable published in The Guardian lays out how Iran smuggled weapons and spies in ambulances to Lebanon during the 2006 war.

According to a source quoted in the cable:

The Iranian Red Crescent again facilitated the entry of Qods force officers to Lebanon during the Israel-Hezbollah war in summer 2006. Although [NAME REMOVED] did not travel to Lebanon during the conflict, he reiterated that the only true IRC officers dispatched to Lebanon were [DETAILS REMOVED] all others were Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Ministy of Information and Security officials. [NAME REMOVED] further said that the IRC shipments of medical supplies served also to facilitate weapons shipments. He said that IRC [DETAILS REMOVED] had seen missiles in the planes destined for Lebanon when delivering medical supplies to the plane. The plane was allegedly "half full" prior to the arrival of any medical supplies.

Makes me wonder about other pseudo-humanitarian aid flotillas . . .



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Next time Israel stops one of these shipments by taking the ambulance out, you can guess what will follow.

Cable doesn't say anything about ambulances, it sounds like an air shipment of supplies.

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