The CIA is blocking the release of information because the subject remains sensitive—both for the West and the Muslim world. In Washington, the CIA could come under fire if its own archives would confirm and fill out the current sketch view of history. For the Brotherhood, amid its current re-emergence as a major political force in Egypt and other countries, it would be extremely damaging to know that illustrious figures in its history were working for the country that most exemplifies the decadent, imperialist forces it has struggled against for decades.
The American presidency has many sacred and ritual aspects, the most important of which is the symbolic conquest and subjugation of Death. The Presidential campaign is as much a audition for the role of the high priest of American Consumerism as anything else. Hillary’s ugly collapse at the 9/11 Anniversary ceremony has thus triggered a slide in the polls and a viral new “Hillary is Dead” conspiracy theory.
The House on Friday passed legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The legislation passed unanimously by voice vote, to thunderous applause.
The bill, which passed the Senate unanimously in May, now heads to President Obama’s desk, where its future is uncertain.