(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

#OpCARTEL: Hubris & Blood

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Yesterday I wrote about how I had thought it was rather ill concieved of Anonymous to attempt to mess with an organization like the Zetas. Last night I hear that Barrett Brown, ersatz former spokesperson has decided to get back into the action with this particular Op. A tweet from his acct had a link to the following pastebin:

  1. The Anon who had been kidnapped last month by the Zetas has been released, although it appears that the Zetas concerned did not know that the individual was the Anon whose release had been demanded by those who instigated #OpCartel. As such, no bargain has been fulfilled. Meanwhile, those who have been in possession of the e-mails have promised to provide them to me alone, which is to say that everything that proceeds from now on is my own work, and not that of Anonymous. Any reprisals against anyone other than myself, then, will have no effect.
  2. As I’ve told several journalists today, I will be proceeding carefully and with the assistance of several parties who are equipped to assess the contents of these e-mails and particularly those portions dealing with Zeta collaborators. I’ll announce the next step in a few days.
  3. Finally, much of the reaction that this affair has received, particularly the dozens of often malicious predictions of my upcoming murder by the Zetas, is among the most degenerate displays I have yet seen. The idea that I should refrain from assisting in the naming of probable criminals operating in a foreign country without a working judicial system lest I be murdered is a cowardly sentiment. No individual living in the free world should refrain from working to fight injustice simply because there is a possibility of retaliation. Less important, but equally inane, have been the hundreds of comments and even media reports in which I am described as “foolish” for taking a risk in the course of something I believe in. Those objections dealing with possible repercussions to innocent third parties are reasonable, and I have made an effort to address those; those objections to the effect that an American ought not assist his fellows who have themselves risked their lives for this cause is informed only by a sick culture that is destined for destruction and replacement. If, by some chance, I am indeed killed by the Zetas, I will at least not have to contend ever again with the irritating and, frankly, faggy outpourings of a population that has proven itself incompetent to rule the empire that has been provided to it on the backs of others. Amrite?

Barrett, all I have to say is this…

“Way to go moron! What the fuck are you thinking? Are you that vainglorious or are you just mentally challenged?”

Let me break this down for you all once again.

  1. Any data you have will serve no purpose. The cartel owns the government there.
  2. The US may be interested in the data only in that they want to see who reacts. They already know this information in all likelihood
  3. The release of the hostage… You ever consider that it was not an appeasement? That they are using this person or persons to get to others within the Mexican Anon org?
  4. All your bravado will leave you once you find an MS13 gangbanger over you with their pistol against your head.
  5. You will not be a hero or a martyr.. You will have been just stupid.
How many people have taken up the fight directly, not covertly, in Mexico against the cartels (LAW ENFORCEMENT) and died?  Take a look and you will see that this group has no compunction in killing anyone anywhere. So, you have more solidly just painted the crosshairs on your head with your little pastebin.
…And, you likely will not be alone…
Nice going you tactical fuckwit.


Let me once again talk about Pablo Escobar it took some serious special operators from the US to go down to Columbia and hunt him down. Not geeks behind computers with little bits of data, no, it took guys with guns who were battle seasoned to get Pablo, and he was just as fucknuts as these guys in Zeta. The difference here? The Zetas core 30 members are TRAINED SPECOPS! WE TRAINED THEM IN THE US!! They are deserters from the Mexican Special Forces!!!

And look at you.. all puffed up and thinking with your gun…

AND you do it so publicly like they are going to be afraid to whack you?


I tried telling you all that if you wanted to do this shit, you had better be smart about it and completely protected with SECOP’s protocols and you go and hang it all out there?

Patently stupid.

So, now its all on you Barrett. You and your council of  core anon’s you speak of. I just hope that when they do get you (Zeta, MS13 etc) that you really don’t know who the others are in real life.. Because I am sure you will give them up before they whack you.



Written by Krypt3ia

2011/11/04 at 12:02

10 Responses

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  1. Great post as usual! Not to nitpick, but I doubt MS-13, who works with the Sinaloa cartel against Los Zetas, as far as I know, would be the ones to hunt down Mr. Brown. Still agree it’s a pretty dumb move on his part.

    anonymous (lowercase a)

    2011/11/04 at 14:34

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  3. Yeah nitpick is good. I figured as long as the cartels etc and Iran were working together, might as well postulate MS13 being contracted out as they are so pervasive up here. Good point.


    2011/11/04 at 16:52

  4. The initial assertion regarding the Zetas/MS-13 relationship was correct:

    “Reports indicate that while the Zetas were initially comprised of members of the Mexican
    military’s Special Forces, they now include Federal, State, and local law enforcement
    personnel as well as civilians. Moreover, according to U.S. intelligence officials, Zetas
    are recruiting former Guatemalan Special Forces military personnel known as Kaibiles
    and members of the notorious cross-border gangs known as Maras, including the violent
    Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13).”

  5. […] Terban, a security specialist based in Connecticut who blogs as “Krypt3ia,” wrote an open message to Brown  that he would meet a pointless, violent […]

  6. I would like to hear whatever suggestions you have for combating the cartel. I’m sure you don’t advocate simply giving in to it.

    Maybe this: First, decriminalize the individual use and cultivation of marijuana. This would effectively stop the cross-border importation and would leave only the three other drugs of concern: crystal meth, cocaine, and heroin. Heroin is not, I assume, a cartel product, and there’s really not that much of a market for it. I don’t know where cocaine stands, but meth is now definitely a major problem. I sometimes wonder what would happen if some kind of poison were introduced into the supply of those drugs that would make people horribly sick rather than giving them a jolt — horrible enough to make them quit. (Remember paraquat?) Maybe that would kill the drug trade, once the word got out.

    That would not, however, affect the other organized criminal activities — auto theft, kidnapping, etc. The only thing I can think of that might combat this is a dedicated force of highly trained vigilante killers, all anonymous, maybe even independent of one another, whose job it would be to assassinate politicians, cops, military personnel, and gang functionaries in Mexico. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and none of those people would be missed. The gangs and politicians would naturally suspect rival gangs of doing the deeds and promote internal hell within those gangs. Think that might work? It’s already a bloodbath down there, so a little more blood would hardly matter except in that it might bring about some kind of justice that Mexico has never had. Left to continue, it will infect the USA — and may already be doing that, if we look at the small towns along the drug routes where homicide is becoming most frequent.


    2011/11/05 at 23:45

  7. If you fight but are unwilling to give your life to reach your goal then you don’t care about what you’re fighting for. If only everyone had the courage and bravery to say “I might die for doing this, but I believe it is the right thing to do” then intimidating people with death will be ineffective and thus it wouldn’t occur. If only people actually stood up to the Zeta’s and MS13, for example by legalising all drugs and removing their funding, then they wouldn’t exist for very long.

    No one

    2011/11/06 at 01:47

  8. Earl,
    I certainly do not believe in just giving into the cartel. I would agree with the decriminalizing of MJ because I don’t think its a gateway drug etc. What I would advocate is that if Anonymous was going to work on OpCartel, they should do so in complete secrecy. They are leaking data about themselves and their plans and giving the Zeta’s the head start on hitting them back. Frankly, they just are not operators and should probably just back off. The only real way the Zetas will be destroyed is if we send DELTA to Mexico to take them down.


    2011/11/06 at 12:06

  9. You do of course realize this is a publicity stunt timed perfectly for Brown’s new Anonymous book, right?


    2011/11/07 at 04:33

  10. Yeah after I wrote it I heard that he was about to release this book. Quite the opportunist.


    2011/11/07 at 11:40

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