A leaked audio recording of former Secretary of State John Kerry has surfaced, and in it he makes some truly shocking claims about the war-torn nation of Syria.
The recording was quietly released by the New York Times back in 2016, and after hearing it you’ll see why the national media didn’t touch it. It totally shreds any credibility toward America’s foreign policy under the Obama administration as well as hurts the reputation of prominent Republicans, who backed Obama’s efforts overseas.
Now President Trump has to deal with the fallout.
From the Last Refuge:
When you listen to the audio recording (embedded below) it becomes immediately obvious what was going on in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as an outcome of policy from the White House. In addition, you discover why this jaw-dropping 2016 leak/story was buried by the U.S. media and how it connects to the prior 4 years of perplexing U.S. mid-east policy.
This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans, and explains how the prior action has placed President Trump into a precarious position requiring a careful approach.
The audio is below. The important parts are at 2:00 and from 18:30 forward:
Secretary Kerry talks about using Syrian airspace to fight ISIS, and that if the U.S. were to target Assad, our military would have to take out his air defenses – an act of war against a sovereign nation. Kerry then explained why the U.S. didn’t push for our military to do a regime change.
“Uh, but so far American legal theory has not gone into these so called “right to protect”, uh, and we don’t even have what we had in Kosovo where we had an, you know, an existing resolution and so forth. Uh, even though we went alone.”
“And so it’s complicated, it’s not easy. And we’ve been fighting. How many wars have we been fighting? We’ve been fighting in Afghanistan, we’ve been fighting in Iraq, we’ve fighting -you know- in the region for fourteen years. And a lot of Americans don’t believe that we should be fighting and sending young Americans over to die in another country. That’s the problem.”
“The congress won’t vote to do it. And you can be mad at us, but what we’re trying to do is help Syrians fight for their own country; and we’ve been spending a lot of money, a lot of effort to try and help do this. So, there’s an opposition there; the opposition is doing very well. Russia came in, and that’s a problem I know, because, uh, y’ know, uh, we don’t behave like Russians, it’s just a different standard.”
“So we are trying to see if we can test whether Russia, you see, is serious about a political solution. And if they are not serious, then we will help the opposition more. But I don’t think that’s particularly good for Syrians in the end because it will mean more fighting.”
Kerry is then asked about the U.S. fight against Sunni extremists while basically ignoring Hezbollah, both of whom are terror organizations. His response is extremely telling.
“Well, they’re [Hezbollah] a terrorist organization, we’ve designated them a terrorist organization. The reason for [airstrikes against the Sunni Extremists] is because they have basically declared war on us; and are plotting against us, and Hezbollah is not plotting against us; Hezbollah is exclusively focused on Israel, they’re not attacking now, and on Syria where they are attacking in support of the, uh, in support of Assad.”
“So it a, uh, it’s…”
Question: “But how to make the majority of the Syrian people accept this approach, that because Hezbollah or the Iraqi or Iranian groups are not attacking the U.S. now when they are attacking against the terrorism in Syria?”
Kerry: “Well, they, they are targeted by the opposition who we are arming and training.”
He just admitted to giving arms and supplies to known terrorist groups in Syria. That’s a big deal.
The Last Refuge explained in detail what could be 4extrapolated from the audio:
♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the 2013, 2014, and 2015 goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary John Kerry.
♦ Secondly, in order to accomplish this primary goal, the White House was willing to watch the rise of ISIS (’13, ’14, ’15) by placing their bet that ISIS’s success would force Syrian President Bashir Assad to acquiesce toward Obama’s terms and step down.
♦ Thirdly, in order to facilitate the objective, Obama and Kerry intentionally gave arms to ISIS and even, arguably, attacked a Syrian government military convoy to stop a strategic attack upon the Islamic extremists killing 80 Syrian soldiers.
So basically, Secretary Kerry admitted to aiding and abetting known enemies of the U.S., who we were at war with, by supplying them with arms and other necessities to fight against a sovereign nation because U.S. leadership didn’t like the guy running it. By most every standard, that would be considered treason.