This is coolbert:
"Ask and you shall receive". NOT always the case. From DEBKAfile:
1. "US asks Greece to close airspace for Russian flights to Syria"
"The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria which Moscow requested to run up to Sept. 24. Russian sources said Greece had refused the US request. The US is seeking to block the Russian military airlift into Syria"
2. "Russia eludes US ban on NATO airspace by roundabout route to Syria via Iraq and Iran"
"Moscow has opened a new route for running its military shipments from Sevastopol in Crimea and other South Russian bases to Syria. To circumvent US efforts to block the airspace of NATO nations, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, along the Mediterranean route, the Russian now sends its military transports over the Caspian Sea, northern Iran and Iraq, to reach Mezze airbase in Damascus and supply the new Russian base at Jablah."
Greece a constituent partner and member of NATO and when you need them they are hesitant if not downright rude and impudent! If that don't beat all!