Video: What’s Anonymous planning for the RNC?

posted at 5:31 pm on August 25, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Even with the extensive security precautions being taken by authorities for the big convention in Tampa this week, tensions are still running high and everyone will need to be on their toes. There was a brief rumor making the rounds that aerial drones and armed, ground based robots would be in use. That story has since been shot down by the authorities, (no pun intended) but the story did highlight one area of concern which receiving a fair amount of scrutiny. (Emphasis mine.)

But police are expecting thousands of protesters to descend on the area for the convention, scheduled to kick off Sunday night with a party for media and delegates at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The first sessions are scheduled for Monday and protests are expected throughout the event, set to run through Aug. 30, weather permitting.

Thursday, a new YouTube video, purportedly from the hacking collective known as Anonymous, surfaced, calling on protesters to disable surveillance cameras, jam police radio systems and tear down barricades. That video comes on the heels of one posted on YouTube last week saying that peaceful protest is passé.

We normally think of Anonymous in terms of hacking the websites of agencies, disrupting e-commerce and generally fighting any sort of battle which can be managed from behind a keyboard. But this is something different. Here’s the first of two videos purportedly from the hacker group. (As a side note, I would observe that if the people producing these videos would apply their technical skills to something productive, such as marketing, they might make a pretty good living. The technical quality isn’t bad at all.)

Anonymous RNC Battle Objectives Preparedness Plan

Toward the end, after laying out plans to disrupt police communications, tear down barriers and disable security cameras, the speaker begins to “deal with” the subject of large corporate offices in Tampa.

All over the city of Tampa there are corrupt corporate buildings. A map of the locations where these corporate places can be found at [website redacted]. These corporate places should be dealt with, but the small businesses should be left alone. Unless, of course, there is a Mitt Romney sticker in their window. Ha ha.

I wasn’t aware that buildings were corrupt, but there you go. We’ll finish up with another video allegedly released by the perpetrators. This one, once again, demonstrates some really remarkable production quality and marketing skills along with the overarching theme of anarchy and violence, cloaked in a veneer of caring about the common man. The bits about the RNC come toward the very end.

Stay on your toes out there and I’ll try to keep my eyes open while I’m in town.


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The kids in Guy Fawkes maskies are going to get their asses rained out.

victor82 on August 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

nathor on August 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
“Persecution”? Don’t be an idiot.

Solaratov on August 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Bwhahahhaa…

lovingmyUSA on August 25, 2012 at 9:51 PM

“Persecution”? Don’t be an idiot.

Solaratov on August 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

that was my point, as long has we dont paint ourself as a target to these ppl(in a very idiotic way), nothing will happen.

nathor on August 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM

nathor on August 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM

“Persecution”? Don’t be an idiot.

Solaratov on August 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Did you forget who you were talking to?

CanofSand on August 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Obutthead does not want his minions to be harmed. He told the vicious Florida State Troopers not to “act stupidly”. Tell you what, if they want to “act stupidly” I’ll buy each one of them a beer.
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Obama, “Bless his Heart”

NOMOBO on August 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Those idiots better be careful. I’m guessing there’s more than a few shopkeepers who have the 2nd Amendment option in their stores.

DocinPA on August 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Someone should e-mail a link to the video(s), plotting chaos and possible property and personal violations on to Janet at the DHS…. I see something!

ActinUpinTexas on August 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Masks and hoods denote TARGETS.
Like a herd of cattle, they scatter at the sound of loud noises.

dirtengineer on August 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM

This is not a real Anonops video. This.is.a.setup. Anonops doesn’t do this type of stuff…Anonops is filled with some of the smartest people on this planet and this video is just plain dumb. Anonops doesn’t tell you to break the law or DO anything. Never have, never will. Anonops simply explains it’s thought process (and even that statement is reaching) because that would be submitting that there is a universal thought process amongst legion; and there is not one. The voice is even off and the production is far too extravagant for what Anonops tries to do. Lastly, Anonops has nothing to gain by protesting the RNC…this is small potatoes. They have much bigger fish to fry. But what do I know…

StoneKrab on August 26, 2012 at 4:56 AM

A bunch of anarchist nerds who like to break things? Bwahahahahahaha. Losers.

Pathetic.

CorporatePiggy on August 26, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Community Organizin’, 2012-style.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 26, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Anonymous is going to release the name of that Navy SEAL and endanger his life – oh wait – Fox news already di that and Hotair says nothing nothing nothing about it.

Dave Rywall on August 26, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Anonymous is going to release the name of that Navy SEAL and endanger his life – oh wait – Fox news already di that and Hotair says nothing nothing nothing about it. Dave Rywall on August 26, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I’ve never seen you post a love note to your mom.

Your maternal hatred explains a lot.

Akzed on August 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I’ve never seen you post a love note to your mom.

Your maternal hatred explains a lot.

Akzed on August 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Nobody posts love notes to their parents on a political forum, dumbarse.

MelonCollie on August 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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