This is one of many interesting items in the diplomatic cables that were disseminated by Wikileaks:
Iran used Red Crescent ambulances to smuggle weapons and agents into Lebanon during Hezbollah’s 2006 war with Israel, a leaked US diplomatic cable showed on Monday.
The 2008 classified cable which originated in Dubai quotes an Iranian source as saying the Iranian Red Crescent was used as a cover by members of the elite Revolutionary Guard to enter Lebanon during the conflict.
“IRC shipments of medical supplies served also to facilitate weapons shipments,” said the cable that appeared on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. It added Red Crescent staff 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,” the cable said.
This sort of tactic is par for the course among terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. In 2006, there were hysterical news stories based on charges that Israelis fired on ambulances (Red Cross, as I recall, rather than Red Crescent). Those allegations were never verified, but readers should be aware that Islamic terrorists transport weapons on ambulances, just as they fire rockets from school playgrounds.