"The site itself was not hacked but that visitors were redirected," the Marines said in a statement to WSJ.
The SEA included a statement along with five photos of U.S. soldiers that oppose military action against Syria. The statement said: "Dear US Marines, This is a message written by your brothers in the Syrian Army, who have been fighting Al Qaeda 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 Qaeda insurgents. Marines, please take a look at what your comrades think about Obama's alliance with Al Qaeda against Syria."
Five photos were displayed side-by-side with U.S. soldiers holding messages that cover their face. One read, "I DIDN'T JOIN THE NAVY TO FIGHT FOR AL QAEDA IN A SYRIAN CIVIL WAR."
Another read, "I Will NOT Fight for Al Qaeda In Syria."
The statement continued: "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."