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The legacy of Danny Lewin, the first man to die on 9/11
CNN ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Todd Leopold

Posted on 09/11/2013 5:50:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

(CNN) -- Even by MIT standards, says Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin was special.

"He was really exceptionally smart. MIT has a lot of really smart people, and Danny stood out even among that rarified environment," says Leighton, who was then one of Lewin's professors at the Massachusetts school's computer science laboratory.

That kind of determination drove Lewin throughout his short life. He was an American who joined the Israeli army and served in an elite unit, though he could have avoided the military altogether. He was a mathematician who could have had a stellar academic career but decided to jump into business.

Lewin died on September 11, 2001, at age 31. He was on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center, and was almost certainly the first person killed in the attacks on that horrible day.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911annniversary; americanairlines; dannylewin; fl11; flight11; lewin; mit
911 Remembrance Archive: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/620413/posts
1 posted on 09/11/2013 5:50:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.jontzen.com/tributes911/only_time_tribute.htm


2 posted on 09/11/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Had to read the article ;-) to figger out why he was the first.

“According to flight attendants’ calls relayed to authorities on the ground, the first passenger to be killed was seated in 9B. He was stabbed to death.”


3 posted on 09/11/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

He understood Arabic and the Arabic mind, being Israeli. The article conjectures he might have been the first to react. However, given the deep hate of Islamists for Jews, they may have spotted him out and killed him for fun as soon as they had the chance. Islamists do that.

I remember hijackings where they gathered passports and killed people with Jewish names.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Robert Hayes, a friend and industry colleague was on AA 11.

9/11 Living Memorial

http://www.voicesofseptember11.org/dev/memorial_biography.php?idbio=68


5 posted on 09/11/2013 6:17:01 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Lewin was sitting in seat 9B. With his Israeli military training and understanding of Arabic, he may have figured out what was going on, perhaps even tried to stop it. According to flight attendants' calls relayed to authorities on the ground, the first passenger to be killed was seated in 9B. He was stabbed to death.

Brave man. No doubt acted alone and was overcome by the jihadis.

7 posted on 09/11/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: I still care
The Arabic/Islamic Hijack Protocol from the “Great Hijacking Protocol Manual”, Section 3, Article B from 1970 states:

“On any vessel such as an aircraft or ship at sea, upon which you and your team have attained full control of the captivity area, you shall begin collecting passports or ID cards”.

The order for killing passengers is thus:

1) Israeli Jew
2) Jew from any country
3) Pet(s) of a Jew
4) Close friend of a Jew
5) Someone who knows a Jew
6) American Imperialist
7) British Imperialist
8) French Imperialist
9) Dutch Imperialist
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45) Any Christian
46) Any Muslim who converted out of Islam
47) Any Muslim not of your sect or political beliefs
48) Old people or invalids
49) Generally defenseless persons
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60) Anything alive
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90) Cadavers

8 posted on 09/11/2013 6:32:45 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Condor51

Why does that offend you?


9 posted on 09/11/2013 6:34:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Condor51

Read the entire article.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Netz

Well, I definitely come in at #5!

(Pet of a Jew? Huh?)


11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: al_c

I had read that the hijacker slit the throat of one passenger on each plane to paralyze everyone else with shock and allow them to seize the cockpits.

Whether this man was an unaware victim or a hero we will never know, but God rest him, and everyone murdered that day, and comfort their families.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He was an American who joined the Israeli army and served in an elite unit, though he could have avoided the military altogether.

I don't think he served us in the military, I think they mean that he served a foreign nation.

13 posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:08 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Pet of a Jew, you know, dog, cat, parakeet...


14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:48:43 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

LOL they give a damn about an animal the person might have? Now, if it was a pig, I might understand. But any animal?

Does the list then also include successively pets of those who know Jews? Pets of Christians? Do my pets need protection?

This just seems laughable, like a farce.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:52:30 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I made the Manual up. It is just a joke. There is no manual but the PLO, PFLP, Black September and other Palestinian terror groups led by Arafart did begin hijackings in 1969-70.

I think these savages are no joke though and should be killed when possible.

They are such animals that in 1986(?) they hijacked the Italian luxury liner “Achilli Lauro” and shot an American handicapped (wheelchair-bound) Jew in the back and dumped his body overboard. His name was Leon Klinghoffer.

This just goes to show what “heroes” and “freedom fighters” these scum really are.

16 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:24 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Condor51

I wouldn’t get offended. It seems to be human nature for the press to try to create heroes.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 11:13:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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