The Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hacked the official US Marines website Monday morning and left a message welcoming US soldiers to fight alongside the Syrian army against Al-Qaeda, rather than aid the terrorist group by following their commander-in-chief’s plans.
The full text of the message:
This is a message written by your brothers in the Syrian Army, who have been fighting al-Qaida for the last 3 years. We understand your patriotism and love for your country so please understand our love for ours. Obama is a traitor who wants to put your lives in danger to rescue al- Qaida insurgents.
Marines, please take a look at what your comrades think about Obama’s alliance with al-Qaida against Syria. Your officer in charge probably has no qualms about sending you to die against soldiers just like you, fighting a vile common enemy. The Syrian army should be your ally not your enemy.
Refuse your orders and concentrate on the real reason every soldier joins their military, to defend their homeland. You’re more than welcome to fight alongside our army rather than against it.
Your brothers, the Syrian army soldiers. A message delivered by the SEA.
This message arrives right as a social media revolt from US armed forces is spreading wildly across the Web.
Images of soldiers holding signs in front of their faces saying they refuse to fight alongside Al-Qaeda in Syria,have been seen by millions across the social networking world.
You can view the revolt for yourself by searching #IDidntJoin on Twitter.
In an email interview with the BBC last Saturday, a spokesman for the SEA warned media outlets reporting on the Syria conflict to “expect” the group and that more surprises were on the way.
The SEA claimed responsibility for attacks on the New York Times and Twitter last week in response to the group’s Twitter account being suspended.