Guardians of the Cedars - National Lebanese Movement
Central Directorate

The committee of the party of the Guardians of the Cedars, has met for its weekly meeting with Abu Arz and at the end of the meeting it issued this communiqué:

Events on the Lebanese front shame all Lebanese patriots who sacrificed their lives and well being for the freedom and
independence of Lebanon. The propaganda and pictures that clutter the streets and the roads of the country are designed to promote the Syrian dominated candidates and accomplish nothing except to disguise the issues and divert attention from what should be their main cause: liberating Lebanon from its Syrian occupier. Due to the Syrian attempt to perpetuate their illegal occupation, the Guardians of the Cedars respond:

  1. The Guardian of the Cedars-National Lebanese Movement calls on all its members and its supporters in Lebanon to boycott the Lebanese election.

  2. We state that any participation in this fake election legitimizes the Syrian occupation of Lebanon by legalizing Syria's presence in a Lebanese parliament that will be composed of nothing but Syrian stooges.

  3. Syria is trying to get as many supporters as possible in the Parliament to prevent any Parliamentarian in Lebanon from demanding the implementation of U.N. S.C. resolution 520, which requires all foreign forces to leave Lebanon.

For these reasons and for the blood and sacrifices of our martyrs given freely over 6,000 years to support a free Lebanon, we call on all Lebanese people, all religions, and all political affiliations, to boycott the Lebanese election. We supporters of a free Lebanon are observing and will make our presence known to free our country of all foreign oppressors and their supporters.

At the service of Lebanon
Abu Arz
August-14-2000