Anonymous hacks Syrian Ministry of Defense – the website was taken over by the free information hackers.
Anonymous wasted no time getting back to work this past weekend after launching the Free Topiary campaign. The hacker collective’s “Operation Syria” managed to take over the Syrian Ministry of Defense’s website at midnight eastern time.
The website revealed the following message to the Syrian people in both Arabic and English:
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!
Images of the military regime and violence could be seen at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page were links to Facebook pages of the Syrian Revolution, the Syrian Free Press, Monitoring Protests in Syria NGO, SNN, Syrian Uprising, and F.N.N.
Links were also posted to the following websites: the Movement For Justice & Development, the Al Jazeera Syria liveblog, the Syrian Interpreter Youtube account, Amnesty International, the Shaam News Network and the SNN Youtube account
Anonymous also included the link to the #operationfreedom chat room.
Is it not odd how a group considered by some to be a terrorist organization is (and has been) going after repressive, Orwellian and “terrorist” regimes in the Middle East and North Africa?
The world isn’t so black and white, is it?
Expressing solidarity with the universally-lauded Amnesty International, Anonymous tweeted: “RT @amnesty: Another bloody weekend in #Syria. Help stop the violence: http://bit.ly/mVuiwb | #OpSyria We don’t forget.”
As of the writing of this article, the Syrian Ministry of Defense website is still down.