In the very early hours of the morning my twitter feed blew up with rumors that the Syrian Ministry of Defense’s site was experiencing hangups and that it may have been the work of Anonymous. Well wonder no more, this rumor is golden! The Hacker News confirms that early this morning, Anonymous hacked the website and put up the message seen above.
The Syrian people have been battling government heavies since peaceful protests for regime changes were met with the full on brutality of the Syrian armed forces. Sadly since the news cycle has long since forgotten the many, on-going rebellions of the Middle East, Anonymous has been one of the few groups that have cared enough to bring the events back into the spotlight.
The full note to the people of Syria found after the jump.
To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side – tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime’s brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.
To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country – rise up against the regime! – Anonymous.