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I would add that the term "Western media" is such a generic, catch all term as to be meaningless - for example, the UK media seems to carry far more pertinent information that the dreck carried on many US networks, for example, you mention that the FSA has not been mentioned, when in the UK it is quite extensively covered.
We know they are being trained in Turkey and Saudi, we also know they have sent soldiers to fight in Kobane alongside the YPG against IS, but many Americans do not even seem to be aware of the multitude of factions that exist, much less what they are doing. Many seem to equate Syrian rebels with IS (then get confused when the US says they are supplying weapons to rebels) when there are many different factions who are broadly split into 3 camps - the moderates (FSA + YPG), the Islamists (Al Nusra) and the far-right Islamic State.
As for Libya, again it seems much of the detail is not being reported in US media, hence this disconnect. Were you aware that 2,000 Libyan Army soldiers are undergoing training in England? Are you also aware of the former General of the Libyan Army who has rallied former special forces and regular units to fight the Islamists and protect the Government, with mixed results...