BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) - A leaked audio of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Syrian Opposition members at the Dutch Mission of the United Nations was released by Wikileaks this week, exposing a 35 minute conversation that was omitted by CNN.
During the conversation with the Syrian Opposition members, John Kerry admitted that he pushed for intervention in Syria, but eventually lost the argument.
'"I lost the argument for use of force in Syria," John Kerry told the members of the Syrian Opposition.
According to Wikileaks, "the audio gives a glimpse into what goes on outside official meetings. Note that it represents the US narrative and not necessarily the entire true narrative."
In addition to admitting that he pushed for intervention in Syria, John Kerry admitted that the U.S. watched ISIS grow from afar in order to force Assad to negotiate with them; however, it would later backfire, as he welcomed Russian intervention against the terrorist group.
The audio was originally leaked to NY Times in late September. CNN, which is the source ((http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/01/pol...)) for the audio posted here, has since chosen to remove it.