As the Russian military buildup in Syria continues, the Obama Administration is reduced to begging our own military ally to stop looking the other way:
The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday, after Washington told Moscow it was deeply concerned by reports of a Russian military build up in Syria.
The Greek foreign ministry said the request was being examined. Russian newswire RIA Novosti earlier said Greece had refused the U.S. request, quoting a diplomatic source as saying that Russia was seeking permission to run the flights up to Sept. 24.
I suppose we’ll see how much juice, if any, the Kerry State Department has left with our second most troublesome NATO ally. But “the request was being examined” usually means “sod off,” so I’m guessing the juice box is empty.