The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, spent years receiving death threats from the terrorist group ETA for defending Spain and Freedom.
Posters in Bilbao with a shot in the neck of Santiago Abascal
Today the appearance in Bilbao of a poster announcing a concert organized by a pro-ETA entity is in the news. Abascal appears on the poster with a shot in the neck, an infamous and intolerable image, especially considering that he is targeting a person who was threatened by ETA. Vox has already announced that it will denounce the cartel.
Silence of the mayor of Bilbao and the Basque government, both from the PNV
The news about this poster appeared in VozPópuli at dawn, more than 12 hours ago. Other media have published this information. Thus, the leaders of the different political formations have had time to find out what happened. However, at the time of publishing these lines, Juan María Aburto, mayor of Bilbao (of the Basque Nationalist Party, PNV), has not yet published a single message condemning that poster. Neither Iñigo Urkullu, president of the Basque government and also a member of the PNV.
Mutism among the leaders of the main parties
For the moment, Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government and General Secretary of the PSOE, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, president of the PP and candidate for the presidency of the government (with the support of Vox, by the way), Yolanda Díaz, vice president of the government and spokesperson for Sumar, and Ione Belarra, general secretary of Podemos, have not yet shown their rejection of this threatening poster against the Vox deputy and president of the third most voted party in Spain.
This was their reactions to less serious cases
This lack of response to a threatening sign like this contrasts with what we have seen on other occasions:
Sánchez, Díaz and Belarra have been ruling with the support of the pro-ETA supporters and intend to remain in power with the support of the heirs of the terrorist group ETA, of whom they do not condemn any of the more than 800 murders committed by that criminal organization. If they don't care about this, I highly doubt they're going to care about that poster. With their attitude, they are helping to revive the mafia practices of the far-left Basque separatist, which believes itself to go unpunished thanks to its alliance with the government.
The case of the president of the PP is inexplicable. Yesterday Feijóo staged a change of speech about Vox after receiving the support of this party for his inauguration as president of the government. The leader of the PP should be the quickest to show his support for Abascal in the face of that infamous cartel, if only out of gratitude. He still has time to speak out about it. Some of us will be watching for it.
+ UPDATED 10:15 p.m.: At 8:00 p.m., Miguel Ángel Tellado, vice-secretary of organization of the Popular Party, has labeled the poster against Abascal as "intolerable" and has indicated that from the PP "we strongly condemn this poster and ask all political parties to also do. Not everything goes. No form of violence has a place in a democracy."
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