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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 photo, Afghan Army soldiers aim their guns during a training exercise at a military facility on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Washington promised Saturday to stick by Afghanistan and its nascent national security forces after 2014 and the end to the international combat mission, even though the two countries are still squabbling over an agreement that would protect from prosecution a residual force of as many as 10,000 U.S. troops who would stay behind after the final withdrawal. But the deal allows either country to opt out with a one year’s notice which means that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s successor in next year’s presidential elections could scuttle the agreement which emphasizes free, fair and transparent polls. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Some of the January 6 rioters who are facing federal criminal charges are now saying, as part of their defense, that they were misled, brainwashed or unfairly manipulated by then-President Donald Trump, MAGA media and/or the QAnon cult. And one of the rioters who is using that type of defense is QAnon supporter Doug Jensen, who is saying that he was a "victim" of false information from the far-right conspiracy movement.

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