Mitsotakis Blasts Tsipras Backing Maduro, Morales, Macedonian Language

FILE - New Democracy President Kyriakos Mitsotakis presents his party's plan for healthcare, Feb. 23, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yiannis Panagopoulos)

Picking up his pre-campaign rhetoric in an election year, major opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis against criticized Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for supporting South American leaders Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Bolivian President Evo Morales.

That came in the wake of Morales’ visit to Athens to meet Tsipras, where the Bolivian leader said international dialogue and not military intervention is called for in Venezuela where Maduro – a model for the Greek leader – has faced accusations of massive corruption, and blamed for food and basic needs and riot police killing protesters.

Mitsotakis assailed what he called the  “failed Socialist models of Latin America” on Friday in the presence of visiting Bolivian President Evo Morales.

He asked why only Greece, in the 28-country European Union, showed solidarity with Maduro despite widespread reports of repression and a near-dictatorial administration, so bad it has been sanctioned by the US. Mitsotakis said Tsipras had isolated Greece.

Bolivian President Evo Morales chats with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a conference in Athens, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The Conservative chief also took a shot at Education Minister Costas Gavroglou over his recent disagreement with the dean of the University of Macedonia, who refused a request for the teaching of the “Macedonian language.”

The anti-nationalist SYRIZA supports a Macedonian language for residents of North Macedonia after Tsipra made a deal to rename that country from The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and recognized a Macedonian language, culture and identity for people there after giving away the name of the ancient Greek province to its neighbor.

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  1. It is time Mr. Mistotakis and TNH, are held accountable for crimes against humanity by supporting felons like Ahepan Robert Menendez and Neo Con Oligarks of the EU and U.S. to ask Greeks to break all International laws of the U.N., and wage economic warfare to starve and punish the people of Venezuela for not surrendering their elected leader, and their social programs to Mr. Mistotakis and his masters in Washington and Brussels!

    Alfred De Zayas , the human rights investigator designated by the United Nations to report on the situation in Venezuela.indicts Mistotakis, as an accessory to crimes against Venezuela, and the crimes against Greece by the EU and U.S fascist!

    “I would also like to see the prosecutor of the International Court investigate to what extent the number of deaths related to the sanctions imposed by the US – amount to a violation of article 7 of the Statute of Rome – it defines crimes against humanity.”

    “When you deliberately impose sanctions and social blockades – effectively an economic war that asphyxiates a country economy and make it very difficult for that country to provide food and medical supplies, the consequence is that thousands die – you have a case of crimes against humanity.”

    “But the narrative in the mainstream press completely ignores it – when they refer to a humanitarian crisis they put the entire fault on the government and they say – well socialism is a proven failure, therefore, you have to have regime change.”

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