Anonymous Plan Against Zetas is Back On
Anonymous has changed course again and now its plan to release names of supporters of the Zetas cartel is back on. The Atlantic interviewed Barrett Brown, speaking for the group, who said:
After it was cancelled we got to talking about it, and the video got a whole lot of views. [Members of Anonymous] had a vote amongst themselves and decided to go ahead."
The group will release about 60 names on Nov. 5, including that of a District Attorney in the United States. [More...]
"The DA has worked with another organized crime outfit that may or may not be peripheral to the Zetas, but which is probably not connected in any significant way," Brown told us in an email. "That info was provided by a separate informant yesterday and I'm investigating now."
Brown seems to expect a violent reaction to follow the release, but is unperturbed by it:
After the release, Brown says that the cartels things will take these things into their own hands … and in some cases will probably kill the people unmasked by Anonymous.
Brown said, "This is just inevitable." He said it "won't be the first time that Anonymous played a hand in someone's demise."
Brown says the Zetas plan is "like nothing" compared to other operations the group has been involved in such as one in Tunisia.
So now, in addition to threatening the cartel by exposing its supporters, it's insulting them by calling them small fry. Once again, my advice to Anonymous is tread slowly.
I also disapprove of Anonymous' use of "informants" and operating as an "intelligence agency." The last thing we need is to privatize Big Brother or ratting out others. We should be better than them (the government) and not stoop to their levels.
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