Anonymous goes after deadly Mexican drug cartel
In the latest video released by Anonymous, the group demands the release of one of its members who was kidnapped during a protest in Veracruz, Tamaulipas.
“You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him,” demands a man in a Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the movie “V” for Vendetta.
The masked man goes on to say, “If not, the names and addresses of corrupt police, taxi drivers, and journalists, among others, will be released. It won't be difficult; we all know who they are and where they are. "
Many intelligence experts believe if Anonymous keeps its word the situation in Mexico can only get bloodier.
According to the Mexican government from December of 2006 to the start of 2011 more than 34,000 people have been killed as a result of the continued violence, drugs, weapons and human trafficking.
The latest incident of violence occurred in Boca del Rio where 35 bodies were dumped on the main highway during rush-hour.
The drug cartel situation has become so unmanageable by local authorities that the Mexican government has called in the Military to assist in breaking up the drug cartel operations.
The Anonymous video addressed the concerns of the Mexican people by saying “Veracruz, Mexico and the world are tired of the criminal group the Zetas, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion."
Even though Anonymous isn’t a violent group they have waged a war against Los Zetas.
"We cannot defend ourselves with weapons, but we can with their cars, houses, bars," the message adds, referencing assets owned by cartel supporters.
The hacktivist group singles out the media outlets in Jalapa, Cordova and Orizaba, which according to the video “keep giving shitty information to the honest authorities like the Military and Navy.”
Anonymous has given Los Zetas until November 5 to release the kidnapped individual.
This date commonly known as Guy Fawkes Day also marks the day that the hacktivist group is going to attack Fox News Channel's website.
According to the Huffington Post an official with the Veracruz state attorney general's office said the office couldn’t validate the video's authenticity or the kidnapping case.
Will Anonymous make the fifth of November historic? Stay tuned.