Either Greece, having fallen off the face of the geopolitical event map now that it is a vassal state of Frankfurt and Brussels, is in dire need of media attention and as a result the Greek prime minister has decided to intervene directly in the biggest diplomatic scandal to have gripped the international community in years, the one between Russia and Turkey, or the intern manning Tsipras twitter account is about to join the roughly 25% of the Greek population that is unemployed.
1/4 To Prime Minister Davuto?lu: Fortunately our pilots are not as mercurial as yours against the Russians #EUTurkey— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) November 29, 2015
2/4 What is happening in the Aegean is outrageous and unbelievable #EUTurkey— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) November 29, 2015
3/4 We're spending billions on weapons. You--to violate our airspace, we--to intercept you #EUTurkey— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) November 29, 2015
4/4 We have the most modern aerial weapons systems--and yet, on the ground, we can't catch traffickers who drown innocent people #EUTurkey— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) November 29, 2015
Perhaps this is just Tsipras' opening salvo in Greece's own money-for-refugees negotiations with the EU, having seen the dramatic success Turkey just experienced when moments ago it was awarded €3 billion for funding ISIS flooding Europe with Syrian refugees.
That said, any and all comparisons between current geopolitical events rapidly spiraling out of control and in the aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, are purely arbitrary.
Update: Tsipras (or rather his Twitter PR person) already deleted the tweets but it was too late as they have been clearly saved for posterity.
Update 2: Turkey has responded... where else: on Twitter.
Comments on pilots by @atsipras seem hardly in tune with the spirit of the day. Alexis: let us focus on our positive agenda.— Ahmet Davuto?lu (@Ahmet_Davutoglu) November 29, 2015