Afghan debacle witness says Taliban, ISIS-K are the same group

Taliban soldiers stand by as Afghans shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan demonstration, near the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

Taliban soldiers stand by as Afghans shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan demonstration, near the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

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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.”

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.

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