Daniel Lewin

New 9/11 Timeline Entries: Hijackers Arrive at Dulles Airport, FBI Behaves Suspiciously, Cheney Gives Shootdown Order, and More

From the History Commons Groups blog:

A large number of entries have been added to the Complete 9/11 Timeline at History Commons, many of them providing important details about the events of September 11, 2001, and others describing notable incidents that took place before and after 9/11.

Hijackers Were Recorded on Video at Dulles Airport

The majority of the new entries describe events that took place on September 11. A number of them describe the arrival of the five alleged hijackers of Flight 77 at Washington's Dulles International Airport.

Khalid Almihdhar and Majed Moqed were the first of the hijackers to check in at the American Airlines ticket counter at the airport. Minutes later, the two men entered the airport's west security checkpoint and, despite setting off alarms when they walked through the metal detectors, were cleared to proceed on their way.

The Strange Story of Daniel Lewin, the First Victim of the 9/11 Attacks

The North Tower of the World Trade Center

Daniel Lewin is believed to have been the first person killed in the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. The 31-year-old from Brookline, Massachusetts, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to be hijacked that day. He was reportedly murdered by Satam al Suqami, one of the alleged hijackers, while the terrorists were taking over his plane.

Even before September 11, though, Lewin had secured his place in history. He was unusually intelligent and talented, and had excelled as a soldier, a student, and a businessman. Examination of his story, however, reveals many anomalies, contradictions, and odd coincidences that deserve scrutiny.

Sonia Morales Puopolo

While reading the article "Man tied to 9/11 hijackers gets 15 years" it caught my attention for two reasons. One being that I do not believe that there were any hijackers on 9/11. The other reason is that when a so called "victim" is paraded through the media circus like Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham or Barbara Olson they never show up in the Social Security Death Index or the September 11th Compensation Fund of 2001. Sonia Morales Puopolo from American Airlines flight 11 is another example of this occurrence. She is not listed in the Social Security Death Index nor is she listed in the September 11th Compensation Fund of 2001. However, a 9/11 script error states that her son, Dominic Puopolo Jr., received about $200,000 from the national 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Another 9/11 script error from Associated Press dated 2/22/06 and repeated 1/9/07 states that Sonia Morales Puopolo was an American Airlines flight attendant. But CNN lists her as a passenger not a flight attendant. Her biography from her web site clearly defines her as a woman who would not be a flight attendant. What is more amazing is that when you do a who is search of soniapuopolo.com you will discover that the web site was created on September 16, 2001! The administrative contact for this domain is Aby Alexander at eXstream Solutions. eXstream Solutions is in the video collaboration business. When I checked out the strategic partners and clients for eXstream Solutions Akamai Technologies caught my attention. Daniel Lewin was also listed as being on American Airlines flight 11 and was co-founder of Akamai Technologies. And Daniel Lewin is not listed in the Social Security Death Index nor is he listed in the September 11th Compensation Fund of 2001.