By Jay Rogers
Published October 1, 1992
Reported by Bruce Olson
BUCARAMANGA, Columbia (FR) – A majority of the guerilla members of the “Arm Forces for National Liberation” (UC-CLN), abandoned the violent front in May. At least 60 percent of these former communist terrorists had become Christians during the nine-month captivity of Bruce Olson (Charisma, “Held Hostage,” Nov/Dec. 1989). The walk-out was staged in unity among the Christian members of the guerilla front.
According to Olson, “This renders the ‘Armando Cacua’ Front – recognized as one of Colombia’s most violent terrorist groups – inoperative.”
Revolutionary discipline for abandoning the cause is death by firing squad. UC-ELN’s pledge is: “Not One Step Backwards, Liberation or Death.” However, in an unprecedented action, the governing assembly of the “Armando Cacua” Front released the Christian members from the guerilla oath labelling them “peacemakers.”
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