Stavritis, former NATO Commander, says US can tolerate its allies, Turkey & Saudi, working with #Nusra & #AlQaida. pic.twitter.com/jT2bXVqn09— Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis) March 13, 2016
It should be remembered that the US, the West, and NATO made an alliance with Islamic terrorists during the Cold War against secular, liberal, and communist groups, so it's not like this is a huge revelation. But it is a reminder that the US-initiated Global War on Terror is a huge fraud.
An excerpt from, "To U.S. Allies, Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Becomes the Lesser Evil" By Yaroslav Trofimov, Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2015:
These overtures to Nusra are highly controversial, even among foes of the Assad regime. Sejean Azzi, Lebanon’s labor minister, is a prominent Lebanese Christian politician long opposed to Mr. Assad.
“It is unfortunate that certain Arab countries try to convince the U.S. and the rest of the antiterrorist alliance to rehabilitate Nusra,” said Mr. Azzi, whose Kataeb political party is allied with the Saudi- and Western-backed Sunni bloc in Lebanon’s parliament.
“This is great error—we refuse the choice between ISIS and Nusra, We want to choose between democracy and dictatorship, not between terrorism and terrorism. If the Syrians have to choose between ISIS, Nusra or Assad, they will choose Assad.”