UPDATED 7:35 AM PT – Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Former UFC fighter and now humanitarian volunteer Tim Kennedy said the Taliban is only pretending to be a legitimate political group. In a recent interview, he pointed out that the Taliban and ISIS-K share the same leaders and personnel. Kennedy asserted, both pose equal danger to Americans and U.S. allies.
“To be super-super clear, ISIS K and Taliban are the exact same organization,” he explained. “…It’s insulting to the lives of the service members who died that way. ISIS-K and Taliban sent in a bomber, they blew up the Abbey Gate, killed a bunch of (U.S.) Marines — that’s what happened.”
This comes after Joe Biden left billions-of-dollars worth of U.S. military equipment to the Taliban. Kennedy pointed out it’s incorrect to blame ISIS-K alone for recent killings of Americans in Afghanistan.
“In real intelligence ISIS-K and Taliban, they’re different feathers from the same bird,” he stated. “It’s the same creature, it’s the same animal, it’s the radical wing of the same movement. And if you look at whose running ISIS-K, it’s the exact same people that were leaders of the Taliban just a year or two ago.”
Former UFC fighter @TimKennedyMMA was at the Kabul airport rescuing people when terrorists killed 13 of our service members. But while Biden blames ISIS-K, Tim tells me on the Glenn Beck Podcast what he saw: "ISIS-K and the Taliban are the EXACT SAME organization." pic.twitter.com/iHdLrQNr6f
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) September 6, 2021
Kennedy added, the Taliban is trying to avoid responsibility for terror activities by diverting attention to ISIS-K. He warned those terror groups can not be trusted.