The full text reads:
"Message to the United States Marine corps:
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.
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 "
-- The Syrian regime has asked the U.N. chief to step in. "The Syrian government calls on the U.N. Secretary General to shoulder his responsibilities for preventing any aggression on Syria," the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported Monday.
-- On the ground, at least 118 people were killed across Syria on Sunday, including 13 children, the opposition group Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. The United Nations has said more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian crisis started two years ago.
-- The Chinese foreign affairs spokesman said China has noted the U.S. claim of chemical weapons evidence and said the United States has briefed China about the situation. But Beijing believes "any action taken by the international community should abide by the purposes and principles of the U.N. charter," foreign affairs spokesman Hong Lei said Monday.
-- Russia says it doesn't buy U.S. claims that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. "There are no facts, there's only talk about what we know for certain," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency. "When we ask for more detailed evidence, they say, 'You know, it's all secret, so we can't show you.' That means that there are no such facts."
-- Russia plans to send a delegation of lawmakers to the United States to meet with members of Congress over Syria, Russian state-run news outlet RIA Novosti reported Monday, citing a top parliament member.