Doubts Greet Kerry's Claim That Syrian Rebels Will Fight ISIS Instead of Assad

Kerry believes Syrian rebels will take on ISIS first, then resume fighting Assad

“And if ISIL is defeated, they’re going to be taking that experience in the same direction that they originally set out to, which is to deal with Assad,” he said.

“You cannot ask people to go and fight and die unless you've promised them that you will defeat their enemy, and defeat them right away. You can't say wait until we defeat ISIL,” he said.

“Absolutely,” Ford said when asked whether the Syrian opposition would continue to fight Assad. “The idea that they would turn away… is simply unrealistic.”