Above: A fucking idiot
Even though Anonymous’ OpCartel didn’t go down in full, since the person that was being held captive by the Zetas drug cartel was released, some Anonymous members have kept the thing going, with a district attorney in North Carolina being named as participating with the Zetas and a non-anonymous Texas man coming out publicly against the cartel, who now says he’s being stalked. No shit, genius.
Barrett Brown, who has promoted himself as being involved in the OpCartel effort against the Zetas, is also reportedly working on a book for Amazon, mostly about Anonymous’ activities during the “Arab Spring” uprising in Tunisia. Now he is attempting to coordinate additional efforts against other drug cartels, and has alleged that he has e-mails tying Buncombe County district attorney Ron Moore to the Houstones, an American gang. Brown originally contended that Moore was cooperating with Mexican drug cartels.
Moore faxed a written statement to WLOS TV in Asheville, NC, denying the allegations on Sunday. “This allegation is not true and it is the height of negligent and irresponsible journalism to promote this untrue and unverified gossip,” he wrote in the statement. “Sadly, we live in a climate where elected officials are attacked in blogs by unscrupulous individuals who do not believe they should be held accountable for their libel.”
Gawker’s Adrian Chen, who has received a number of “exclusives” from Anonymous over the past month (including screenshots from the hack of the Lolita City child porn site), wrote on Friday that “The whole Operation Cartel business was probably bullshit—a lot of sound and fury signifying people’s lurid obsession with the boogeymen of Anonymous and the drug cartels.”
In the meantime, Brown has reported via his Twitter feed that an “ex-military Russian linguist” and “fascist” named Robin Jackson, in the employ of the Zetas cartel, was exposing Brown’s past addresses and other personal information. He identified Jackson by linking to an article from a Helena, Montana newspaper about Jackson winning the International Digital Forensics Challenge last December.