Pete Hegseth talked about the United States “made a deal with the devil” by allowing the Taliban to take over Afghanistan Thursday on “The Story,” noting that present authorities leaders in the nation have been former prisoners.

PETE HEGSETH: This is the place we’re as a outcomes of we made a deal with the satan. Make no mistake about it, the Haqqani neighborhood is the satan. The Haqqani neighborhood is a wing of Al-Qaida. The man that Trey Yingst interviewed is the brother of Siraj Haqqani. He has a $10 million bounty on his head. Inside the cupboard of the Taliban the place he controls the inside ministry, which is the police and the intelligence forces. He’s answerable for combatting terrorism. Think about how wealthy that’s. There’s one situation that I research jihadists. They ponder that they are going to lie at will to the infidels, to the west, to advance their view. That’s what you’re seeing appropriate now with this enchantment offensive, this PR offensive that the Taliban, Haqqani and Al-Qaida collectively are inserting on. They’re trying to fake like this state will seemingly be related to one other nation-state and we’ll notion them. Other worldwide locations ought to convey of their embassies and all will seemingly be correctly. What everyone is conscious of is the lies are all justified by jihadists as a outcomes of it advances their set off in opposition to the correctly. They search to expel all individuals, kill as many as they are going to, if they are going to. They made a low price with a weak Biden administration that they ponder gave them the full lot that they needed. You’re masking that ceremony of undoubtedly actually considered one of the 13 that was killed. That demise is a outcomes of a deal with the satan.

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