Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to become the next President of Brazil after winning by a wide margin in Sunday’s election, and right-wing populists the world over are cheering as a result. Perhaps none more than Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini, who hopes that Bolsonaro will send a notorious left-wing terrorist back to Italy for swift punishment.
“I’ll be happy to go personally to Brazil to go to catch the red terrorist Cesare Battisti and bring him back to his homeland,” Salvini said in a Twitter post, adding that he “can’t wait to meet the new president.”
Fugitive Cesare Battisti was a notorious leftist terrorist in Italy who allegedly murdered two policemen in the hopes of sparking a revolution on behalf of his organization, the Armed Proletarians for Communism. He has fled justice for many decades, and the left-wing regime of Brazil has harbored the man for a great many years.
However, a new boss is coming to town. A boss who loves seeing communist scum put to justice. Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo released a Twitter post that roughly translates as “The gift is on its way!” – presumably referring to Battisti.
Il regalo è in arrivo! Grazie per il supporto, la destra diventa più forte🇮🇹🇧🇷🙏👍 https://t.co/fFqRRIjBQQ
— Eduardo Bolsonaro 17 (@BolsonaroSP) October 29, 2018
Battisti remains arrogant, as he believes that his left-wing cronies in the courts will stack the deck to make sure he continues to evade justice.
“It’s not the executive who decides that right now. It’s the judiciary,” Battisti said, as he believes that the Supreme Court must rule on his case.
But Bolsonaro – an enemy of the left-wing judiciary and a fan of Brazil’s military coup which ended in the 1980s – isn’t expected to let a bunch of lawyers in robes tell him how to restore order and dignity to his country. Expect Battisti’s head to be delivered to Salvini on a silver platter, post haste!