US Army veteran turned MMA fighter Tim Kennedy announced his reenlistment with the Green Berets this week. He told Fox and friends that the Pentagon’s aggressive show of force with the MOAB launch last week inspired him to get back in the fight.
Kennedy directly called out ISIS with the following image and message posted to Instagram.
This isn’t the first time Kennedy has called out ISIS on social media. In January of 2016 the FBI contacted Kennedy for questioning after receiving “credible threats” made by ISIS against him. “These guys kill women, unarmed journalists, and kids,” Kennedy said after being contacted by the FBI. “They don’t go after people like me. I spent 12 years looking for people like this. They’re gutless cowards.”
Kennedy is the owner and operator of the self-defense company Sheepdog. He is one of the few fighters to actively serve in the US military while also fighting professionally. Kennedy joined the Army in 2004 at the age of 25. He completed Ranger School two years later and served with the 7th Special Forces Group as a sniper. He deployed multiple times during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2009 Kennedy transferred from active duty to the Texas Army National Guard as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.
[ISIS] are a bunch of pathetic humans that have no similarities to any of the things we value or love like human life. And they pray on the weak, they prey on the helpless, whereas we are like the protector of those,” he said in an interview with Fox. “I don’t understand how they even exist and how they’re the same species.”
See his full interview in the video below.