Is Military Website Pictures ‘Treason’, ‘Free Speech’, Or Victim Of ‘Syrian Hack’

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

Strange photos appeared to pop up on a U.S. Marine website with an accompanying message to “Refuse your orders.” Initial article reports found at theBlaze and RedFlagNews asked the question if the photos and message were ‘Treason’ or ‘Free Speech?’

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Later reports at IBTimes and WSJ (and others) revealed the Marine website was defaced by pro-Syrian government hackers.

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WSJ reports the following:

A collection of pro-Syrian government hackers apparently defaced a Marine Corps recruitment website Monday.

The Syrian Electronic Army, which has hacked a series of websites, posted a letter on the Marines.com website arguing the Syrian government is “fighting a vile common enemy.”

“The Syrian army should be your ally not your enemy,” the letter read. “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.”

In a statement, the Marines said Monday that the site is now operating normally and they are monitoring the situation to prevent further attacks. The Marines said as part of the attack, visitors had been redirected away from the real website.

“The site itself was not hacked but that visitors were redirected,” the Marines said. […]

Read more here.

IBTimes offers more information along with the full text message posted from the Syrian Army.

Due to the nature of a hacking, the original question posed on ‘Treason’ or ‘Free Speech’ can be put aside for another day.

But here’s something to ponder since the question is deeper than the initial thought aimed at our military men, thus the original question premise needs to be altered. While everyone is afraid to say this—I’m not—so I’ll say it: The President is not a “Natural Born Citizen” (born on U.S. soil to two U.S. citizen parents)—thus not eligible to be President. And due to questions about his birth certificate, it’s even in doubt if he’s a “citizen”—thus not eligible to have been a Senator. So if a President is not eligible to be President (a clear violation of the constitution), and the military swore to uphold the constitution against enemies, both foreign and domestic—would such questions from the troops be ‘treason’ or ‘upholding their constitutional oath’? Just a thought.

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