I am happy there are reports of air strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliates such as the Khorasan group that are also fighting ISIS. What the vast majority of Americans are not being told is the Free Syrian Army(moderate rebels) is allied with Al-Qaeda and it many affiliates and offshoots in Syria against Bashar Al-Assad first and ISIS second. Then Assad and the Russians have stated in the past any strikes against targets in Syria by the U.S. would be considered an act of war. Now there are reports that Assad was informed of the airstrikes by the U.S. before hand. Is informing Assad of airstrikes enough to appease Russia and Assad? The bottom line eliminating ISIS can not be done by airstrikes. Training and arming Al-Qaeda allied groups to fight ISIS is not wise I rather the U.S. along with its allies fight and degrade ISIS directly rather than arm and train terrorist with the means and training to fight us down the road.