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'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Actor Fighting ISIS Called 'Biggest P.O.S.' By Comrades

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A Hollywood actor who joined the war against ISIS in Syria has already worn out his welcome among the soldiers he's fighting alongside.

On Thursday afternoon, Jordan Matson, a former U.S. soldier who joined Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, posted on Facebook that the actor Michael Enright was "the biggest p.o.s that ever walked in Rojava."


Michael Enright rubs shoulders with Anne Hathaway (via Facebook)
The British-born Enright—whose IMDb page includes the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and one of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels among his acting credits, and Facebook page shows photos of him hobnobbing with a-listers at awards ceremonies—joined Kurdish forces sometime in the spring and has become so disliked among the fighters that Matson says he has been kicked out of four separate units.It seems the Kurdish forces he tries fighting alongside think of Enright as an attention whore, "selling his story to the media" and taking pictures of himself and claiming he's fighting ISIS even though his gun was disabled. A video posted by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as YPG, earlier this week shows the actor firing an AK-47 and seemingly participating in combat.

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According to The Daily Mail, it was in January when he saw the video of ISIS burning a Jordanian air force pilot that was the last straw and what motivated him to join the fight. "ISIS need to be wiped completely off the face of this Earth," he tells Dubai-based Al Aan TV in the below video. "This is a call to humanity to obliterate them."

Skip ahead to Enright speaking, in English, at the 1:00 mark

While Enright taking up arms against ISIS, or Daesh as they are also known, might seem like a noble cause, his approach to it has rubbed his comrades-in-arms the wrong way. "He constantly lies and tries manipulating everyone around him both Kurd and Westerner," wrote Matson. "The generals have even told us they try keeping him away from everyone for fear that [their] own men will kill him."

Matson warns, in the foreboding all-caps, that the U.S. State Department needs to find a way to get Enright out or he'll be the "first U.S. death in Syria."

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