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Cablegate: Ja'ja's Movement Communique

P 151745Z MAR 85
FM AMEMBASSY BEIRUT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2216
INFO AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS
AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
AMCONSUL JERUSALEM

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BEIRUT 01645

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PGOV LE
SUBJECT: JA'JA'S MOVEMENT COMMUNIQUE

1. ON MARCH 14, SAMIR JA'JA'S FORCES, NOW
CALLED THE "CHRISTIAN DECISION MOVEMENT,"
ISSUED THE FOLLOWING COMMUNIQUE OUTLINING THEIR
AIMS.

2. BEGIN TEXT.

"THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF QUERIES LATELY ABOUT WHAT
EVER HAPPENED TO THE AUTONOMOUS DECISION OF THE
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, ON WHETHER THIS COMMUNITY
HAD ACTUALLY LOST THE INITIATIVE, ON WHETHER
SUBSISTANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL UPHEAVAL EMBODIED
BY BASHIR GEMAYEL'S POLICY HAS BEEN OVERSTEPPED
BY TIME AND ON WHETHER CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS
FOR CONSULTATION AND DECISION HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED
OR HAVE JUST FALLEN INTO DISUSE, THE STATEMENT
SAID.

"IN ANY CASE, WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE? THE STATE-
MENT ADDED. SOME SAY IT SHOULD BE THE POLITICAL
COMPROMISES UNDERWAY WHILE OTHERS SPEAK, AFTER
THE FALL OF INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEES, OF
REGIONAL GUARANTEES INSTEAD. WHATEVER THE
CASE MAY BE, ALL THESE MATTERS CAN BE DISCUSSED.
BUT WHAT IS CRYSTAL-CLEAR IS THAT THERE CAN
BE NO SOLID POLITICAL SOLUTION UNLESS COUPLED
WITH AN ADEQUATE BALANCE OF FORCES BEARING
CLEAR-OUT FEATURES AND AN UNEQUIVOCAL POLITICAL
STRATEGY TO GO ALONG WITH AN AUTONOMOUS DECISION
FREED FROM ALL TRUSTEESHIPS.

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"THE RESTORATION OF THE DECISION AND THE SOCIAL
CENTRALIZATION OF IT CAN, ALONE, PROVIDE THE
PROPER FRAME FOR ANY SERIOUS DISCUSSION LIKELY
TO LEAD US TO THE KIND OF PEACE ASPIRED TO,
FOR WE REJECT THE PEACE RESULTING FROM SUBMITTING
TO OTHER PEOPLE'S WILL.

"THE CHRISTIAN DECISION MOVEMENT HAS PROVIDED THE
ANSWER TO ALL THESE QUERIES. THIS MOVEMENT
ACTUALLY CONSTITUTES THE ORGANIZED EXPRESSION
OF THE WILL OF THE BASE OF ALL CHRISTIAN IN-
STITUTIONS IN RECUPERATING THE DECISION AND THE
INITIATIVE, AND THERE CANNOT BE, FROM THIS DAY
FORWARD, NO RELIANCE BUT ON THE AUTONOMOUS
DECISION AND NO GUARANTEE BUT THROUGH POLICIES THAT
INCARNATE THIS DECISION.

"FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, THE SECURITY OF THE
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WILL NOT BE DEPENDING ANYMORE
ON THE CHANGES OF INTERNATIONAL OR REGIONAL
POLICIES AND THERE WILL BE NO POLITICAL WILL
LINKED TO THE MOODS AND DISPOSITIONS THAT
GOVERN POLITICAL INTERCOURSE IN THIS TORMENTED
COUNTRY.

"FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, THERE WILL BE NO
CHRISTIAN SOCIETY WITH A CRIPPLED WILL AND KEPT
DEPRIVED OF POLICYMAKING AT HOME AND ON THE
REGIONAL PLANE AS WELL, AND RULED BY VIOLENT
WARRING STRATEGIES.

"THE BASIS FOR AN OBJECTIVE COOPERATION WITH
A REALITY OF THE KIND WE HAVE DEPICTED IS CLEAR
AND CAN BE DEFINED, IN BRIEF, AS FOLLOWS:

"EXTREMISM CANNOT BE DETERRED OTHERWISE THAN
BY STEADFASTNESS, AND HEGEMONY AND DISCRIMINATORY
PHENOMENA CANNOT BE HANDLED BUT THROUGH CLEAR
POLITICAL WILLS AND IDEAS AND ADEQUATE EXECUTIVE
INSTRUMENTS.

"ONLY WHEN THE CHRISTIAN FREEDOM OF DECISION IS
RESTORED AND THE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF IT
CLEARLY DEFINED CAN NEGOTIATION AND INTERCOURSE
WITH ALL SIDES BECOME POSSIBLE, ON THE HOME FRONT
AND ON THE REGIONAL LEVEL. OTHERWISE, WE WOULD
BE ENGAGED INTO A DANGEROUS TURNING POINT LIKELY
TO WIPE OUT WHAT IS LEFT OF OUR ENERGIES, OUR
CREDIBILITY AND OUR EFFICIENCY.

"THE CHRISTIAN DECISION MOVEMENT CONSIDERS THAT
THE SETTING UP OF NEW BASES FOR DEALINGS AND
DIALOGUE HAS BECOME AN INDISPENSIBLE PRE-
REQUISITE FOR LIBERATING THE LEBANESE INDEPENDENT
DECISION WHICH, ALONE, IS CAPABLE OF ALLOWING
US TO FACE SUCCESSFULLY THE SECOND DECADE OF
OUR BITTER STRUGGLE. TO ACHIEVE THIS, WE MUST:

"FIRSTLY, RESHUFFLE THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND IN-

STITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY;

"SECONDLY, REBUILD THE SOCIAL SECURITY OF THE
CHRISTIANS ON NEW FOUNDATIONS BASED UPON:

A) AN INSTITUTIONAL AND CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
INDEPENDENT DECISION;

B) A CO-ORDINATING, CONSULTATIVE AND EXECUTIVE
FRAMEWORK GROUPING THE VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CHURCH
LEADERSHIPS;

C) ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STRATEGIES OF A COMPLEMENTARY
NATURE AIMED OVERRUNNING ALL STANDING DIFFICULTIES.
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THIS IS THE CORRECTION OF
THE STRUCTURES AS TO ENSURE THEIR ECONOMIC AND
SOCIAL EFFICIENCY;

D)LEGAL INSTITUTIONS ACTUALLY PERFORMING THEIR
NATIONAL OVERALL REPRESENTATIVE ROLE;

E) AN ETHNIC AND CULTURAL IDENTITY WITH CLEAR-
CUT FEATURES AND CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL BALANCED
STRATEGIES.

"CHRISTIAN LEBANESE,

"WE ARE A PEOPLE WHOSE ENTITY IS BASED UPON RESPECT
AND COMMITMENT TOWARDS ALL CAUSES INVOLVING THE
FATE OF MAN OR HIS DIGNITY AND WHEREVER MAN'S
LIBERTIES ARE JEOPARDIZED OR UNSECURE.

"THERE CAN BE NO HAZARDS IN CHRISTIANITY BUT DECISIONS
INSPIRED BY THE HOLY GOSPEL, BY JESUS-CHRIST'S OWN
WORDS: SPEAK ALWAYS THE TRUTH AND BE STRAIGHT-
FORWARD: NO FOR NO AND YEST FOR YES". END TEXT.

BARTHOLOMEW

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