posted on May, 9 2013 @ 05:11 AM
FSA fighters defecting to Al-Nusra is not something new, I discussed it on the thread
I created on the group (that I really need to update).
Anyway, this a huge problem for everyone involved in Syria particularly American whose foreign policy regarding Syria has been designed to attempt to
offset a radical Islamist takeover of the failing state. The growth of Al-Nusra is at odds with this objective which may be one of the reasons that
the Americans have designated it as an official “foreign terrorist organisation”. The origins of Al-Nusra clearly show that this group is
basically an offshoot of Al-Qa’ida in Iraq and its proving to be a thorn in the side of the Americans, the defection of FSA members to Al-Nusra and
their fierce reputation amongst rebel groups only makes matters worse. The whole thing is turning into a mess for the Americans, lots of people are
calling Syria Obamas biggest foreign policy blunder and I for one would agree, he has been to unsure and slow to react to events.
Al-Nusra and the other terrorist groups operating in Syria are only going to get bigger and eventually take over the state unless there is some
serious international intervention, which doesn’t seem likely