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These guys might unintentionally be the most hilarious combat footage you've seen in a while



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Vice News fell into some video purportedly from the headcam of an Islamic State fighter zapped by Peshmerga last month in Iraq and it gives a window into just how slapsticky these guys are.

Slapsticky in hindsight is actually a complement to the IS would-be warriors as it makes them sound more like the Three Stooges– and we wouldn’t want to put down Larry, Moe and Curly by comparing them to these Daesh acolytes.

The first minute or so is of a going away party for a suicide bomber so poignant that you can almost hear Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” playing softly in the background.

Then there is a ride– in perhaps the worst gun truck ever built– to the frontlines with two guys with likely former Iraqi Army donated K-pots as they go bang–bang with a German MG3 machine gun and a beat AK while muttering something about Aloha Snackbars.

“Careful not to shoot at your brothers!” says Camera Guy to Abu as he fumbles around for a fresh 30-rounder while stumbling on a backpack of RPG rounds.

“Abu!” yells one of the elite troopers as his jerkoff buddy showers him with hot brass from his MG3, “the bullet casings are hitting us!”

Classic Abu.

Then the back of the truck turns to burnt carbon and sparks as the dude hating on Abu pops off his RPG right in front of Camera Guy’s face. Google backblast.

But RPG guy flips the script around and yells at Abu for the whole thing, because you gotta have a Carl in the unit, and if you think that guy is you, then pin it on someone else, ricky tick!

Then they break out some improvised AK rocket grenades, because what could go wrong, right? Oh wait, the Camera Guy that this story is based on was dead in the beginning of this tale wasn’t he…

Well, anyway, everything goes soup sandwich and Khattab (the off-screen Uber driver) doesn’t make it. And neither does our found footage guy.

The film closes with a view of the Iraqi sky, cracked earth, and the distant horizon.

Wonder if they ever found that snackbar…
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 06:03:47 AM »
lol...crying to the guy about being covered in bullet casings!

I think I'd let the guy fire and just sit out the way
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 06:35:23 AM »
its almost like Stan and Olli in this classic  :2funny:


-on a side note
to sad that modern IS dont attack barefoot anymore ^-^

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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 09:44:07 AM »
Poor Abu. It's not easy being an Entry-Level Employee at ISIS Inc. Was that an MG 42 they were using? Where'd they dig that thing up at?
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 09:59:16 AM »
It could be the Swiss MG 51
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 10:17:12 AM »
 Original article said MG3
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 10:18:35 AM »
So, is that the 'modern' version of the MG42?
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 10:25:01 AM »
I liked the "roll away from trouble like a tumbleweed"... very heroic for guys that just bid farewell to a suicide bomber....  ^-^

The problem, though, is these asshats are fighting people who are no better at war than they are, if not worse. Even an idiot that puts enough rounds down range gets lucky....

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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 01:44:42 PM »
Can this be considered, Daesh-Cam video?  ;D
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 03:30:37 PM »
The Peshmerga are internationally known to be good soldiers. Not a lot of Abu's or Carl's in their ranks.

That video goes directly counter to the image ISIS tries to project, with each of their members the equivalent of modern day Saladins.

We need more videos like that to counter that image STAT! Also I can't tell if that homemade armored vehicle was a valiant attempt or totally pathetic.


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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 03:32:38 PM »

They got Prince up there now, I don't think there's a whole lot of virgins left
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 03:43:34 PM »
^Dammit I didn't think of that. OK 71. Total. For everyone.
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 04:04:01 PM »
That video is comedy gold!
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Re: "A Day In The Life" - Helmet-Cam Footage of Daesh in 'action'
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2016, 05:00:42 AM »
Great find! O0 :2funny:
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