The Sith Troopers are Stormtroopers with red armor who serve the Sith. Of course it moichandising.
I agree with many of the points in the Cracked story, but this one stands out as easily explained well enough in the movies:
Also, does the First Order directly control any systems, or does it simply float through space and issue stern commands in British accents? If they're an actual sovereign government, isn't the Republic committing war crimes? And if the First Order somehow isn't a functioning government, are they the space equivalent of ISIS?
The First Order is not an sovereign government. The New Republic is. The FO is the ISIS of this part of the story. They are the war criminals. The Resistance is resisting the First Order terrorists, not the Republic.