As many of our readers will know, in the tragedy of September 11, 2001, among 112 victims of the murderous madness of Islamic terrorists, a prominent member of the American high-tech community died. It was Daniel Lewin, co-founder and chief technical officer of Akamai, one of the best known companies specialized in the supply of bandwidth and closely linked to Apple that uses its streaming services and in which it has invested many millions of dollars.
For a few days, Lewin's death has turned yellow as well as being a tragic fact. A halo of mystery envelops the death of the thirty-two year old tycoon of what happened, apparently, before the impact of the American Airlines flight against the North Tower of the World Trade Center of American Airline flight 11.
Following the investigation by the International Secret Services, Akamai's top manager, a former MIT researcher from Boston, and IT expert, hid a past of an elite unit of the Israeli army, in the style of American SAS, called Sayeret Mat ' kal, the same one in which former Istraelian Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu performed his military service. Sayeret Mat'kal is in charge of carrying out dangerous and difficult operations such as rescuing passengers on board hijacked planes and is often used in anti-terrorist operations
Akamai CEO George Conrades describes Lewin as an affable, kind and friendly person, but behind that reassuring smile hid a "war machine one meter high and eighty centimeters per hundred kilos of muscle, an athletic, powerful man, trained in situations of danger and devastating in the melee.
The physical prowess and experience of Daniel Lewin undermine the theory proposed by the FAA, the American aviation control body. According to official versions, the "top manager 007" traveled to seat 9b of the business class of American Airlines flight number 11. Instead, at seat 10b, one of the attackers sat, the Saudi Satam Al Suqami. Lewin, aware of the hijacking attempt, promptly reacted by attacking Al Suqami, who, according to official statements, killed him in seconds with a letter opener.
A certain inconsistency between the official statements immediately springs to mind. It seems unlikely that a "mastiff" like Lewin cannot disarm and neutralize the attacker armed with a cutter. But these vain conjectures gain credibility if one analyzes the preliminary transcription of the communication of one of the hostesses of flight 11 to the Logan control tower: “The passenger of the 10B business class seat shot the one of the 9B seat. A hijacking is underway. Another passenger was slaughtered. Almost certainly dead. " This transcription was denied after a few days of the tragedy and "revised and corrected" in an official version that denies the presence on board of firearms.
According to former colleagues from Lewin, only a firearm would have neutralized him in a few seconds and not a melee with a hijacker armed with a cutter. It is easy to understand the reasons for the official version. Admitting the presence of a firearm on board flight 11 American Airlines would call into question the entire system of prevention and surveillance of US air traffic as well as disastrous causes of compensation for negligence by the families of the victims. It is difficult to hope that this aura of mystery and reticence will be swept in the short term.
In Polynesian "Akamai" means "intelligence", a quality that certainly was not lacking in Daniel Lewin, an unsuspected secret agent and at the same time great manager and computer genius. Shortly before he died, a trade magazine had included him in the list of the top ten innovators: immediately after Steve Ballmer, president of Microsoft. Lewin left two children and a wife. Our hope that as soon as possible the truth about Lewin's fate and what happened on that terrible September 11 flight will help them endure the pain of an unbridgeable loss.