1000-Petitioners Event Gives Blast of Positive Energy Print
Written by Laila Selk, Firefighter (Ret.), Palo Alto FD, CA   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 09:00
One firefighter gains foundation for speaking out with truth

On February 19, 2010, I found my previously angry self in a room full of highly educated, and obviously dedicated, professionals listening to a press conference which announced the 1000 architect and engineer petition signers. What I didn't know at the time was the impact all that positive energy would have on me. Perhaps it was compounded in the strategy session after the conference where, once again, I found myself in a small room full of educated, energetic people. I just couldn't help but be transformed. I was ready and it happened.

In a matter of days after that press conference, I found that an enormous weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was the weight of desperately wanting to bring what I knew as the truth of 9/11 to my very close friends. Up until then, not one of them wanted to hear what I had to say, mostly because of my poor presentation. I have also alienated someone that I've known for over 40 years because I couldn't pull off a factual overview at the time.


But now, AE911Truth has given me a firm foundation for that presentation, and the conviction I feel in its truth has given me the strength to bring the information to those who want it. I learned the very hard way that not everyone wants it. I no longer feel the need to beat people over the head trying to get them to see something they don't want to, and that's the relief I feel after that day in February. Perhaps those wanting to deny the reality of the event will come around when it's more popular to do so. I also learned that it takes a brave person (something I don't really consider myself to be, but I guess I am) to speak out about unpopular ideas and that it's rather "radical" to speak out about the evidence pointing to what can only have been an "inside job" concerning the events of 9/11. To me, it's a totally new concept that speaking the truth is "radical," but I guess when we've been lied to all our lives, as we clearly have been, I can now see how that's so.

I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people doing positive work instead of continuing down that dark and lonely path I was on while researching the lies and omissions in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Simply put, the evidence compiled by Richard Gage, AIA, Dr. Steven Jones, Dr. David Ray Griffin and all the others who have meticulously delved into the dangerous territory of researching "conspiracy" shows that the official story of 9/11, as told by the 9/11 Commission, NIST, FEMA, etc., is a lie.

In my opinion, we have proven the explosive demolition of WTC 1, 2 & 7. Now that the evidence has been collected, I feel that it is time now to find and hold the perpetrators accountable. So I was deeply moved by the announcement from AE911Truth at the February 19th press conference of a start toward this end by calling for a federal grand jury investigation of those leading the cover-up —Shyam Sunder and John Gross at NIST. Let justice begin!