The leader of the official opposition returned to his country where tens of thousands of people welcomed him, as well as diplomats from the countries that recognize him as the Venezuelan interim president.
The Trump administration increased economic sanctions in Cuba as a punishment for the aid it continues to provide to Maduro.
Everything indicates that this situation cannot continue.
The time of the great explosion seems to be approaching.
And while all this was happening – and much more – on February 24 a government plane takes off from Caracas in an unknown direction.
It is eventually located in Europe where one country after another denies it landing rights, except for Spain, when the pilot states that they are running out of fuel. Later, it appears in Switzerland and finally on Saturday, according to Skai TV it lands at Athens‘ Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
There, according to the TV station’s information, a man who is said to be Maduro’s Foreign Minister goes to an airport VIP room and talks for about two hours with someone.
After that, the plane departs.
The AlexisTsipras/Nikos Pappas-Nikolas Maduro relationship is very problematic. That is why this case raises well-founded doubts and questions.
For example, why did so many countries refuse to grant landing rights to the particular airplane except Greece? And who was he – or she – with whom the Venezuelan Foreign Minister met at Athens Airport? Finally, why is Greece preventing the European Union from taking action against Maduro?
These are questions that require answers.
Instead, the government issued an informal, un-serious non-response response.
“The Greyhounds of Skai,” said the government release, “have found us again. Out of the landing of an aircraft, coming from Asia, at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport for the purpose of refueling, Skai constructed a conspiracy which would even be envied by Artemis Sorras.
As I have noted in this column several times, Tsipras’ and Pappas’ relationships with Maduro do not seem to be clean.
There are several publicly known elements that indicate this. Like that strange trip of Pappas to Venezuela. Such as the presence of Tsipras, the only European leader, at the funeral of Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez.
History teaches us that these pseudo-left, authoritarian regimes are usually buried in the mud up to their throats.
Let us hope that the prime minister of Greece has not gotten involved in any dark affairs.