Syrian Al-Qaeda Beating Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Rebels

US President Barack Obama’s policy of supporting “moderate” Syrian opposition forces to counter the more radical alternatives appears on the brink of collapse, as the Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front continues to defeat the “moderates” and seize their American weaponry.

By providing support, including military training and weapons, to “moderate” sources fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the US has sought to form a power base against the more radical Islamic organizations of Nusra Front and Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

But Nusra Front is battling to topple the “moderate” forces and establish an independent Islamic entity to implement Islamic Sharia law in Syria.