The Daniel Lewin Factor: One thing we don't understand

.....which strengthens the arguments of Israel bashing conspiracy theorists everywhere.


Daniel "Danny" Mark Lewin (Hebrew: דניאל (דני) מארק לוין; May 14, 1970 – September 11, 2001) was a mathematician and entrepreneur, best known for co-founding internet company Akamai Technologies.

Lewin was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Jerusalem, where he served for four years in the Israel Defence Forces. He was an officer in Sayeret Matkal, an elite and secretive intelligence unit.

He attended the Technion university in Haifa, Israel while simultaneously working at IBM's research laboratory in Haifa. While at IBM, he was responsible for developing the Genesys system, a processor verification tool that is used widely within IBM and in other companies such as AMD and SGS Thompson.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1995, he traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin graduate studies toward a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. While there, he and his advisor, Professor F. Thomson Leighton, came up with innovative algorithms for optimizing the Internet; these algorithms became the basis for Akamai, which the two founded in 1998. Lewin served as the company's Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and a board member, and during the height of the internet boom achieved great wealth. He was posthumously named one of the most influential figures of the Internet age.

Lewin was killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 during the September 11, 2001 attacks, apparently toward the beginning of the hijacking. A 2002 FAA memo suggests he may have been killed by hijacker Satam al-Suqami after he attempted to foil the hijacking.[1] According to the FAA, Lewin was seated in business class in seat 9B, close to hijackers Mohammed Atta and Satam al Suqami (who was possibly seated behind him). It was first reported that he had been shot by al Suqami, which was later changed to being stabbed. Lewin is survived by his wife and two sons. After his death, the intersection of Main and Vassar Streets in Cambridge was renamed "Danny Lewin Square" in his honor[2].

1995 - Technion named him the year's Outstanding Student in Computer Engineering.
1998 - Morris Joseph Levin Award for Best Masterworks Thesis Presentation at MIT.

THE JIDF take on it?

The terrorists might have known Lewin was supposed to be on that flight---making it an even more important target for various reasons. And/or Lewin was on that flight in order to try to prevent the attack. OR it could just be a "coincidence" - but it's quite a coincidence.

Lewin certainly wasn't "just anyone." Sayeret Matkal is "The Unit."

We're talking Yoni Netanyahu here.

By no means do we lend any credence to the insane anti-Israel/antisemitic conspiracy theories, but we do feel it would be interesting to learn more about this. Facts.

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