This is what you would have been greeted with this morning, if you clicked on mod.gov.sy, the Syrian Ministry of Defence website:
The message to the Syrian people is that non-violent protest will win through. And they issue a warning to the Syrian army, saying that anyone issuing orders to kill women and children should be tried for treason.
It asks Syrians to rise up. It is a shame they are using the old Syrian flag (green, white and black, with three red stars), one which hasn’t featured prominently in protests inside Syria, but has been popular in Washington demos.
The Syrian Ministry of Defence quickly took down the image, and replaced it with a holding page. The website is currently down.
The Anonymous organisation, a group of hackers, warned Syria to expect trouble a couple of months ago after it switched off the internet.