Who couldn't see this coming?
Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda.
The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF through them, had been receiving heavy weapons from the US-led coalition, including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles.
But on Saturday night Harakat Hazm surrendered military bases and weapons supplies to Jabhat al-Nusra, when the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria stormed villages they controlled in northern Idlib province.
This is exactly why we should oppose training and arming Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere; it's just a matter of time before they defect or otherwise end up turning American weapons over to the nutballs. And what are the nutballs doing with those weapons? About what you might expect:
Islamic State group extremists lined up and publicly shot dead at least 40 Iraqi tribesmen, six women, and four children today, officials said, the latest mass slaying by militants who have killed some 150 members of the tribe in recent days.
Apparently, since it's Muslims killing Muslims because they're the wrong flavor of Muslim it's okay with US "leaders". It's a stupid policy, arming and training Muslims. In what other religion on the planet do members of one sect slaughter members of another sect? You never see the Mormons going after the Catholics or the Presbyterians, and you never see the Hasidic Jews going after the Orthodox Jews. This phenomenon is unique to the Muslims. They truly are barbaric.
So stop "training" and arming them. It's clearly detrimental.