Thursday, March 07, 2002
03/02/02 At least one passenger on hijacked 9-11 planes now known to be Israeli commando. US media portrays him as victim, but was he really?
CNN's own website, which lists 9-11 victims by nationality, showed that only one Israeli, Alona Avraham, died in the 9-11 attacks and that Mr. Avraham was a passenger on one of the hijacked aircraft. Daniel Lewin's nationality was a secret on 9-11, or he would have shown up on the breakdown by nationality.
Danny Lewin's obituary on CNN.com from September 11 lays out his life story. Danny was born in Denver. His parents were from Israel, hence his dual citizenship. Danny lived in Israel for part of his life and served in Israel's armed forces. He then returned to the U.S. and co-founded a company called Akamai, whose products helped make fast Web use possible. He was featured on the front of a zillion business magazines. That's a hell of a cover story. So why was he not listed as an Israeli citizen on the Boston-Los Angeles flight? Because he was an American citizen. When my kid, who is Canadian by birth but American by parentage, flies within Canada, she's listed as a Canadian.
Two days later, these same sites "uncovered" the fact that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl also was an Israeli citizen. Aha! Here's the smoking gun: Pearl was a spy for Israel, and not the innocent victim that he seemed:
La Voz de Aztlan has just learned that the assassinated Wall Street Journalist, Daniel Pearl, was a citizen of Israel with close ties to the Zionist government. He was a frequent visitor to Israel and would stay with his grandmother who lives in Tel Aviv, the city where the headquarters of the Israeli intelligence agency , the MOSSAD, are located.
We hope that Mr. Daniel Pearl was not a CIA/MOSSAD operative using Wall Street Journal credentials to spy for Israel. If this is the case, than the world press should condemn these sort of practices because it places legitimate journalists in greater danger in an already very dangerous world.
Nice of them to hope that Pearl was not a spy, but it's pretty clear what they really believe.
It's repulsive that this is common discourse on some sites. It's doubly repulsive when, like the Daniel Pearl story linked above, it comes from student organizations such as La Voz de Aztlan, which have associations on most university campuses and (I suspect) get funding from student fees via universities' student governments.