As you read the Bloomberg piece below you should understand how the lines between ISIS/FSA blur, so much so that they have become indistinguishable. Despite the spin of the NATO media
Because there are no moderate rebels in Syria. There are only NATO backed Islamist fighters, of one regiment or another. Promoted under varying brand names- ISIS being the latest updated AQ rebranded marketing launch
First a couple of digressions, always related, always thoughtful
Flashback! The AQ franchise get's a rebrand because it is 'diffuse'ISIS is being sold to us employing the global threat meme as promotion with actual complimentary products to reinforce the 'menace' so ISIS can be everywhere- Isis Hoodies and T-Shirts For Sale Online As Islamist 'Brand' Goes Global- because this is the insane world that has been created for us to believe in, if we choose to do so.
But the September report by Kagan’s Critical Threats Project argued that “Al Qaeda affiliates have evolved and now threaten the United States as much as (if not more than) the core group.”
I choose to not believe the global threat meme, nor get caught up in the mind paralyzing fear/stress response being created and reinforced to keep humanity dumb and down
Brief digression to an older post- Using Stress to dumb you down and control population?
I recently heard an interview with an author of a book, he spoke at length about how detrimental stress is to brain functions. What caught my attention in the interview was the discussion on how stress causes us to only use our lowest brain level, and dulls the higher functions.
Stress hormones erode higher-brain networks, inhibiting you from succeeding fully at life. Chronic stress means the stress response system is turned on nearly full time, releasing toxic hormones into your system.Think of how beneficial it is to the powers that should not be that you are kept in a constant state of fear and stress?
- Stress hormones shrink higher brain networks, 
- switch our mood set point to negative,
- impair the immune system, ruin the cardiovascular system, and damage chromosomes producing cancer cells and prematurely aging you , 
- kill brain cells, 
- and will eventually kill you, if you ignore stress.
Don't get sucked up into that mind game!. It's just a trap, set and baited for you.
Digression over, onto the news!
A U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group said it would act as a ground force to back up any airstrikes against Islamic State fighters controlling eastern areas of the country.
“If there are airstrikes against Islamic State, the Free Syrian Army is ready on the ground,” (Yup, the FSA is on the Ground with ISIS) said Khalid Saleh, senior spokesman for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces in an interview in Istanbul. “FSA brigades are engaging Islamic State fighters in different parts of Syria and they need much better support.
The U.S has provided covert training, equipment and money for the FSA since 2012 ( longer then that) in the hopes that group would be able to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad as well as provide a bulwark against Islamist groups that have flourished in Syria over the past two years.( providing a bulwark against Islamists was a later narrative, promoted to create a perception of western distance from the brutality of their islamist merc)
Some members of Islamic State are former FSA fighters (how many? The whole lot of them! talk about obfuscation)who defected to the militants as they advanced through northern Syria toward Iraq, Saleh said. It is not clear what, if any, territory in Syria remains under FSA control.Bait and switch FSA = ISIS. FSA morphed into ISIS.
The Obama administration has said it is re-examining its policy toward Syria, although it has been wary of increasing its support to the FSA. President Barack Obama received the opposition leadership in May, and said that the U.S. remained committed to removing the Assad regime. Last month, he appeared to denigrate the FSA as a group of “doctors, farmers, pharmacists, and so forth,” and said it was “fantasy” that its fighters were capable of defeating Assad.The fantasy is promoting these cutthroats as anything but hired killers. What ever they were prior to their present engagement is irrelevant to that which they are engaged in presently- Terrorizing Syrians
Saleh blamed the FSA’s poor performance on the lack of support, and U.S. policy of “containment” that has prevented a heavier intervention in Syria. U.S. air strikes in neighboring Iraq have had the unintended consequence ( ‘unintended consequence”- lie, utter and despicable lie) of causing “militants to flee over the border” to join the fighting in Syria.
“There has always been a reticence on the part of outside donors to equip the FSA due to uncertainty about” whether the weapons would end up in the hands of jihadi movements, Philip Stack, an analyst at Maplecroft, a U.K.-based global risk forecasting company, said in an e-mail.There was no reticence, only claims of such, outside donors were more then happy to pour arms into the area. Including the US, who trained ISIS in places like Jordan