Brigadier FB Ali’s Birthday

FB Ali - 2 (2010)
Today is our friend's 85th birthday.  God bless him!  pl

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41 Responses to Brigadier FB Ali’s Birthday

  1. Maureen Lang says:

    Happy Birthday, FB, and as Pat has said, may God bless!

  2. The Twisted Genius says:

    Happy birthday, Brigadier Ali, and may you enjoy many more. I very much look forward to reading your new book.

  3. SAC Brat says:

    Happy Birthday Sir. I always like reading your comments and trying to get into your head, to see what you are seeing, to understand what you are thinking.

  4. Brien J Miller says:

    Happy Birthday, Brigadier General, Ali. May there be many more, sir.

  5. Ingolf says:

    Amen to that. Happy birthday, Furrukh.

  6. Have a wonderful birthday and many thanks for all the insightful posts and comments! You are a treasure I am sure to your family and friends and adopted country!

  7. 505th PIR says:

    We have Fathers and we have Life Dads…
    hugs from afar!

  8. Ishmael Zechariah says:

    Many happy returns Brigadier.
    Ishmael Zechariah

  9. Medicine Man says:

    Happy birthday, Brigadier Ali.

  10. Congratulations Sir, Happy Birthday, and best wishes!

  11. Walrus says:

    Many happy returns Brig. Ali!

  12. zanzibar says:

    FB
    Happy Birthday & Best wishes for many more!

  13. kao_hsien_chih says:

    Happy birthday to the Brigadier! 🙂

  14. fasteddiez says:

    gracious birthday to you and yours, and many more.

  15. b says:

    Congratulations FB Ali. My very best wishes to you. And many thanks for teaching us.

  16. F.B. Ali,
    A very happy birthday.
    And many thanks for the lucid analysis on Afghanistan, the differences between different forms of Islamism, and other matters.

  17. confusedponderer says:

    A happy birthday and many happy returns!
    Thank you for your writing.
    I am looking forward to reading your book,
    best,
    Confusedponderer

  18. seydlitz89 says:

    FB Ali-
    Wishing you a happy birthday which I hope finds you in good health . . .

  19. kxd says:

    Happy Birthday Sir!

  20. Tom in Texas says:

    FB Ali-
    Wishes for a happy birthday, a healthy year and many more to come!

  21. mac says:

    Happy Birthday Good Sir!

  22. Tyler says:

    I hope I look as good at 85. Happy birthday.

  23. Fred says:

    Happy birthday FB. Enjoy that gold medal in hockey, too. We’ll see how the men fair today. I’m looking forward to reading your book.

  24. FB Ali says:

    I am overwhelmed. Thank you all. Coming from Sic Semper Tyrannis and the SST community, these wishes are special for me!

  25. Babak Makkinejad says:

    FB Ali
    پشت دوتای فلک راست شد از خرّمی
    تا چو تو فرزند زاد مادر ایام را
    حکمت محض است اگر لطف جهان آفرین
    خاص کند بنده ای مصلحت عام را
    دولت جاوید یافت هر که نکونام زیست
    کز عقبش ذکر خیر زنده کند نام را
    وصف ترا گر کنند ور نکنند اهل فضل
    حاجت مشّاطه نیست روی دلارام را

  26. elkern says:

    Live long & Prosper!

  27. turcopolier says:

    babak
    that does not seem to be Arabic. How about a translation? pl

  28. Kerim says:

    Dear FB Ali,
    A joyous and peaceful birthday to you sir.
    Have always very much enjoyed reading your writings. Looking forward to reading your book!

  29. Charles I says:

    Happy 85th my dear friend. Two history-connected father figures for the price of one blog! Love ya.

  30. Babak Makkinejad says:

    FB Ali & Col. Lang:
    From the Preface of Sa’adi’s Rose Garden:
    The bent back of sky straightened out in Joy
    When Mother Nature to a child like thee gave birth
    Absolute Wisdom it was when the World Maker’s Blessing
    Caused His servant to make Common welfare his own goal
    Eternal Joy is gained by him who honorably has lived
    His name forever shall be alive afterwards
    Whether praised by the virtuous or not; it matters not
    A lovely visage requires not the art of makeup.

  31. Nightsticker says:

    Brigadier Ali,
    Best wishes on your 85th.
    I hope you will continue to enlighten us
    with your letters to the SST Committee
    of Correspondence.
    Nightsticker
    USMC 1965-1972
    FBI 1972-1996

  32. Thomas says:

    Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing your insights and wisdom over the years.

  33. Jose says:

    Happy Birthday BG Ali and remember one spank for every year plus one hard for good luck…lol

  34. Afroze says:

    Happy birthday to a real noble man!
    From his daughter.

  35. Basilisk says:

    Brigadier Ali,
    It is clear I am behind the power curve today, but my wishes for your birthday are nonetheless sincere. By reading through the forum backwards at least I have already ordered your book which I await anxiously.
    All the best,

  36. robt willmann says:

    I am just now catching up … and what a wonderful thing to have an 85th birthday and to do what you are doing! Your written English is impeccable, and if I may be so bold, I would like to ask where you learned English. After all, many so-called college graduates in the U.S. today cannot even write a basic sentence, much less a good one.
    You certainly will have another book sale, and I hope you have an honest publisher for your royalties!

  37. FB Ali says:

    In response to your query about my English:
    As I mention in my book, my first four years of schooling were in an institution where only English was spoken. But I think the real reason is that I was, fortunately, very fond of reading and, from an early age, devoured books. And, I also liked to write.

  38. Alba Etie says:

    Brigadier Gen Ali –
    Happy Birthday .
    And thank you for your post here at SST- we always learn a great deal from your insights .

  39. optimax says:

    Happy birthday, Brigadier Ali,
    and obliged for your insights.

  40. Yours Truly says:

    A little late but…
    Brig. Ali,
    تم پر سلامتی ہو.
    May the Heavens shower you & your loved ones with blessings year after year.
    Rare it is for 3 generations to be living under one roof.
    Confucius [once] said: “At 70, I follow my heart’s desire (without crossing the line).”
    Sir, may you henceforth spend each passing day to your heart’s content.

  41. Raja Muhammad Ikram Ullah says:

    Dear Brig Ali, It is a great pleasure wishing you a very happy birthday. It has been a long long time. I have been reading your articles off and on and have been reliving the past.

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