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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crazy Irish

**The above video depicts a series of firefights and explosions.  Nothing graphic is depicted, but be aware of what you are watching.**

This video was sent to me by one of the Irish Ranger Co. guys that we had the privilege of working with.  Our teams often worked in support of the Brits, and this video depicts what they went through for the week that they occupied a patrol base just outside our FOB.  The video in the below post, where I'm commentating, probably took place while this base was under attack.  You'll see that the Brit's, especially the Irish, love a good fight, and they love to do it in comfortable style- notice the gym shorts and flip flops.  Don't be fooled though, these guys were good, and we were privileged to work with them.


  1. I hope you're not religious and I don't offend you with a little blasphemy, but JESUS CHRIST!

    Cupples' family is in my thoughts and prayers. Tell those guys thanks and to drive on, they look pretty damn hardcore and they do us proud (even though we're not of the same nation, we're of the same fight!!)

  2. That was an amazing video. The Irish seem so very cool. They must have been great to work with.

  3. Amazing...God bless 'em and keep 'em safe...

  4. HOLY MOTHER!! Go Irish!! God bless 'em.

  5. ..... thank you and all of your brothers for your service.....

    Eric of Straight White Guy...

  6. Excuse me, is this a private fight or can anyone join in?

    All their songs are sad and all their wars are merry...

    God love the Irish fighting spirit.

  7. To Severus...

    The song is by Kharma 45 and is called Ecstasy.
    Search for it on Youtube.

    Google "lyrics kharma 45 ecstasy" and you find them.

  8. Wow! That is hand's down some of the best video footage of a fire fight I have seen. God Bless and many thanks to the guy w/the camera.

    Thank you Irish for doing your part in GWOT. You ROCK!

    Wish I had an addy to send them some mail.

  9. This isn't the Irish rangers, this is the Royal Irish regiment, an Irish regiment of the British army which recruits in Northern Ireland!!