Turkish President Erdogan wants to send a contingent of 1300 men of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to help the Kurds defeat IS in Kobane. The same FSA that the Obama administration wants to train and arm in order to act as 'boots on the ground'. They don't stand up to scrutiny.
Free Syrian Army (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi after the rebel capture of Menagh military airbase.
The FSA has long been suspected of being not quite as 'moderate' as the Obama administration makes them out to be. As students of Islam well know, there is only one Islam. Moderate Islam is a typical example of Orientalism: a Western notion projected on to an Islamic concept that is none of the sort. It would be like selective shopping in Catholicism, accepting the Pope, but not Confession. It wouldn't be Catholicism, it can't be done.