Syrian rebels walk in an alley in Idlib, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo)

Ex-CIA Officer: US Knows Syrian Rebels Cover For al-Nusra Front

Former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi said that the US government is fully aware that the allegedly moderate opposition in Syria is working closely with the al-Nusra Front, an offshoot of the al-Qaeda terror group, but publicly pretends the two groups are separate.