Some days one wonders if the war in Syria has always been going on. It has now reached the point where one has absolutely no idea who are the good or the bad guys, or who should win or who should lose. The Nusra Front used to be connected to al Qaida, but somehow along the way, it decided to change its name to the Jablat al Sham(JFS). Now, the issue is whether or not the JFS is part of al Qaida or whether it has decided to go along a different path.
For example, the JFS recently has been working to assist the people of Aleppo, and it provides food and security for its inhabitants. So, last year many in that town hated al Qaida, but since the once bad guys are now attacking as good guys,they have decided to like the bad guys who once were their enemy. Of course, for American bombers who only a few weeks ago were bombing al-Qaida now discover their bombs are resented by most people in Aleppo.
We leave it to others to untangle this mess.