There comes a time when one may not want to be reminded of this milestone, but it beats the hell out of the alternative. Happy birthday, brother. DOL
Happy birthday – live long and Prosper!
Happy Birthday, Pat.
Many happy returns sir
Happy birthday ! All the best and keep up the good work … Your words cut through the PC lingo like a blade through butter. Just stay as sharp as you are.
Happy Birthday, Pat!
Enjoy your day.
Thanks TTG. “Farewell to the King” is a favorite of mine as is the French novel it is based on. Leroy is a great character. “These were the days of high adventure.” The scene in the long house in which the Dyaks sing “The Rising of the Moon” with their king gets to me every time. pl
Happy Birthday, you old rogue. Here’s to many more.
Happy birthday, youngster
A very happy birthday to you sir!
Joyeux Anniversaire, Bonne Continuation, et Merci!
Best wishes on your birthday, Col. With this blog you’re doing at least as much good for the country as you did while working on the inside.
Happy Birthday Pat!
P.S. the Boston Globe published an OpEd today on the TPP trade agreement by our own Chas. Freeman which might be worth a post of it’s own. Link is here:
Happy Birthday, Colonel. Thank you for a great site!
Many happy returns of the day. Happy Birthday.
Happy Happy Birthday Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szMBnTBC4qU
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
— Mark Twain
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
— Jack Benny
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
— English Proverb
Happy Birthday! They’re still fun days, maybe even more so than ever.
Happy Birthday Colonel.
Best wishes, Sir!
And thanks for the insightful commentary.
Happy Birthday! Here’s wishing you many, many more!
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes!
I couldn’t agree more. Pat is a giver, a teacher, whose character is an inspiration.
Live long pain free and prosper.
Happy birthday col.
Happy Birthday, Col. Lang
And now, to spice things up a little….
While on tour in Britain, as Stan Kenton began to introduce the next song, his big band suddenly began playing Happy Birthday to him, in a nice jazz version arranged by the great Bill Holman–
To top it off, Happy Birthday presented as only the Fair Sex can–
A most Happy Birthday Colonel. Enjoy!
Happy birthday, Mr. Lang.
Happy Birthday, Colonel! Best wishes for many years to come!
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” – groucho
Happy Birthday and thanks for SST!!!
‘Old soldiers never die – They simply fade away.’
It has been an enormous help to many of us that you have not shown any disposition to ‘fade away’. Your have referred to the autobiography from which you have posted extracts as ‘So Long to Learn’.
Hopefully the time may come when rather more of those who, unlike the members of his ‘Committee of Correspondence’, have access to the levers of power, grasp that it does pay to pay attention to understanding born of long and often bitter experience.
Be that as it may, we can only hope for many more years in which those with intelligence enough to distinguish genuine insight and understanding from cheap imitations (as provided by Petraeus, Nagl, and so many civilian members of the ‘imbecile clerisy’ which has led us from one disaster to another) can derive instruction, and enjoyment, from SST.
Happy Birthday Col. Lang. Thanks for running one of the most interesting sites on the internet.
Many happy returns of the day Colonel. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!
Happy Birthday Col. Lang.
Live well and live long.
Thank you for this site.
Happy Birthday, dear Colonel Lang!
Happy birthday colonel!
Wishing you continued good health and high spirits.
Mabrouk ‘alik ya sheikh!
Happy birthday, Colonel.
All the best. It’s a long steep road to three quarters of a century.
You are, rightful, still being saluted Col! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Sir.
Best Birthday wishes to you Pat.
I don’t see any women in that crowd! No matter, have a happy and healthy birthday Col. Lang!
Watch the movie. pl
Best Wishs on the day one looks back and reflects then one looks forward to the many more things to accomplish. You should be proud as you reflect as we all are proud of you. Happy Birthday.
طيب وعقبال ١٠٠ سنة ان شاء اللهكل سنة وانت
Happy Birthday, Colonel!
And many thanks for creating the most informative corner of the Internet.
Happy Birthday Colonel and best wishes for many more.
Best wishes for a Very Happy Birthday and a great year, Colonel Lang.
Hope you are sipping something long aged and mellow. Have a good one.
“Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.”
Bon anniversaire! Je suis persuadée
que vos amis et votre familie prendra sûrement un verre à votre santé.
Happy birthday Colonel Lang!
Let us imagine, folks at sens foundation( http://www.sens.org/ ) get their crazy rejuvenation schemes working and you find yourself 40 years younger biologically. How would you chart your future course from then onwards?
Happy birthday, Col. Lang! Thank you for all you do.
Happy Birthday and wishing you many more.
We are all Sumerians now!!
Many happy returns of the day and thank you as always for your invaluable site.
Another year, deeper in wisdom, dearly won, and deeply appreciated. Adding my best wishes for many satisfying years to come.
Not to be a wiseass, but those gentlemen are Dyaks of Borneo… maybe backed up by a few blokes from Zed Force.
Happy Birthday Colonel!
I was refering to my emoticons
We are back in Messopotamia
whether we like it or not.
Ahh, you got a point.
Belated happy birthday wishes to the Colonel!
Happy birthday, colonel.
Happy birthday, Pat! And best wishes for many, many more. The world needs your insightful voice.
Thank you for creating this Committee. While I am in the minority here on the scale and scope of government, you have attracted some amazing correspondents from whom I learn much. I am in Italy now where I spend part of the summer and when I speak to my friends and neighbors here who complain about the incoherent policies of our government, I always tell them to spend some time to read your letters to get some perspective. I also tell them that while the majority of Americans do support these policies either out of partisanship, apathy or belief, there is a minority who wish to return to the values and principles of our founding ethos. And that the pendulum could swing back. IMO however, that can only happen after the current growth in government self-destructs, which will inevitably cause much pain to the average American citizen.
Happy birthday, sir. May you have many more.
The depth of a soul is measured by meaning and purpose. May you continue to enjoy a deep life.
How many stories are out there like “Farewell to the King”? There must be some from almost everywhere where a leader showed up. Who organized the Karen in Burma?
Some Americans in WWII:
Happy birthday, Colonel!
Birthday greetings Col and many happier returns to come, sir.
Very belated I know, but happy birthday Colonel Lang. I hope you have as many more birthdays as you would like to have.
Here is a short clip of a dog called “Cirqu dog Soleil”. I know you like dogs and I hope this is an enjoyable little gif.
Best wishes and thank you for all of your concern and care for our country.
Happy Birthday Colonel,
Stay healthy, sharp and generous with your insights
Happy Birthday Colonel. Many happy, healthy returns of the day. May your pen ever be sharp.
Happy Birthday Colonel.
I toast your health. If our paths should ever cross, the whiskey is on me.
Happy Birthday Colonel… Ilgiausių Metų
In the words of Bob Dylan: “May you stay forever young”!
There was a reason morning came early – birthdays are great, yours are definitely a good thing.
Happy birthday, fellow INTP and independent thinker.
Happy birthday Colonel!
Happy birthday, sir!! Here’s a link to a different version of the traditional song followed by the Swedish birthday song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j92wvrhWNxE
Happy Birthday to you, I hope you have a memorable day today.
Best wishes for a happy birthday, Colonel. And thank you for the urgently important work you are continuing to do.
Colonel, you are one of those rare ones I wish I had met, or at least read, much earlier in my life. May you and SWMBO continue hand in hand for at least as long as my eyes are able to read.
Felix natalis tibi, Colonel Lang!
Happy Birthday Col, and thanks for all you have done and continue to do.
Happy Birthday, Colonel. Thanks for the many years of insight and wisdom, the occasional gallows humor, and the constant truth. You’re a rare breed, indeed, sir.
Yes indeed, happy birthday.
Interesting you like “Farewell to the King”. Gerry Lopez played Gwai. He said the story was a real eye opener for him, as he had not realized that USA had betrayed Borneo natives with big promises, promptly forgotten as soon as war was finished.
Happy B day Col. Lang!
The blog has never been so important.
The older one gets, the saner one gets (sometimes).
Happy birthday, and thank you for the great service this blog is to all of us.
Die besten Wünsche zu Ihrem Geburtstag, Herr Oberst!
I second that.
Happy Birthday Pat
Happy Birthday Colonel! Best wishes.
Happy Birthday Colonel Lang, hope you will have many healthy more years
This is an even better one:
Happy Birthday Albayim, I feel lucky to have met you, and of course this community through you.
I can only confirm all best wishes uttered above for your health and happiness. And thank you for this site.
Best wishes Col. Lang. Thank you for SST!!
Happy birthday Colonel Lang, your thoughts and efforts are appreciated than many more than have had the pleasure to meet you!
Happy Birthday Colonel
happy birthday, dear sir. may Allah grant you a long life.
Happy birthday, Sir!
Appreciate your insight.
I wish you a happy birthday, a long life and prosperity!
Срећан рођендан, господине пуковниче.
The blog is enhanced several thousandfold by its comments being moderated. And it’s necessary reading to begin with. Many happy returns.
S dniom rojdeniya
Best wishes for your birthday.
Along with the chance to thank you again for a superbly run blog.
Kull sena wa inta salim. ‘Uqbal 100 sena in sha Allah.
Colonel – belated good wishes and thanks for what you’re doing.
God bless and happy birthday, Colonel. TTG, thanks for “Farewell to the King” screenshot.
Cheers, sir and may you have many more. And thanks for shining a light of reason thru the babble.
Happy belated Birthday pl. Wishing you many more years of health and good times. At a time when many put their feet up, you’re still powering ahead. congratulations.
I second that and this blog has helped me with the latter, merci!
All the best wishes.
The native guerrilla fighters always expect more than they are ever likely to get. pl
Happy birthday Colonel Land and many more!
Thank you for all you do.
Happy Birthday. I am sure that you are both older AND wiser!!!
Happy Birthday, Colonel Lang!!
It is very true: your blog has never been so important.
shoot, sorry about misspelling of your name; autocorrect strikes again.
Happy Birthday Colonel !
Happy birthday, Colonel! Thanks for this site and all you do.
Happy Birthday, and thank you. I know we try your patient sometimes, and running the site eats time, but it is very much appreciated. Enjoy the day!
From ‘Clinton’s Secret Wars’ by Richard Sale: “Lang was invited to a meeting in the Oval Office on January 8, 1991…When it came his turn, Lang said…a war with this small country [Iraq] with its overdeveloped military and entrenched leadership would be long and difficult…
When Bush [senior] replied that Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir, Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, and Saudi Ambassador Bandar were all telling him, “it will be a pushover,” Lang replied, “Sir, if I may say, that sounds to me like a collection of the ill-informed and self-serving.”
Still going! Nothing outlasts the Energizer. Happy Birthday!, sir.”
Dear Colonel Lang,
I wish you a very happy birthday.
Ps. It roughly translates from the Czech
as “a heartfelt wish for health”.
PPs. I read your blog assiduously. Of
the first 7 million or so hits your blog
received, approximately half were mine :o)
Many years to you!
Happy Birthday Colonel :)))
Happy Birthday Colonel. I’ll raise a glass of 12 year old to you this evening.
Yes Sir old comrade, a happy Birthday to you.
Mine rolls around again next month.
Happy birthday Pat, keep thinking like the young man that you are.
Farewell to the King was a good movie despite the critical reviews at the time. But I always thought it could have been a great movie if Shoendoerffer had directed it.
Unfortunately Hollywood always has to go with its own. A case in point is the film The Promise. How did tinsel-town ever come up with the idea of Guatemalan, French-Canadian, Croatian, Iranian and Spanish actors starring in a flic about the Armenian Genocide??? Plus they should have kept the script closer to Franz Werfel’s novel, Forty Days of Musa Dagh on which it was very loosely based.
Happy Birthday, Colonel!
Happy Happy Borthday!
Hopefully tying up the MSM trying to figure out what I mean.
Happy Birthday, Col Lang!
Happy birthday, Pat.
Another spin around the sun…at around 67,000 miles per hour.
I join the numerous followers of this great SST place, to adress
Un Bon Anniversaire Monsieur Patrick Lang!
‘So Long to Learn’
Col. Lang, we thank you for your gentle instruction.
Keep on teaching on— and many, many happy returns!
Ooops, late to the party. My very best wishes on your birthday Colonel.
I discovered SST late too, but the enormous importance of SST and the rare qualities of it’s host are already obvious to me. May you enjoy this one and many more, sir.
Happy birthday, of course – and a big Thank You for creating and maintaining this invaluable corner of sanity and earnest discussion.
Happy Birthday Colonel.
Happy Birthday Colonel. Thanks for the blog.
Sherry and Rob De Mandel
Happy birthday colonel!
Enjoy every second
Happy Birthday Col Lang. I’ve learned a ton from reading your work, and appreciate all the work you do.
Long may you reign!
Lá breithe shona duit!
And many thanks!
Happy Birthday Albayim, I posted way earlier but somehow it had not gone through as of my check now.
I am happy to have met you through this site, and all the others who show up here.
One of my favorite war movies too, from a technical point of view, battle scenes in trenches some of the most realistic I had seen into the late 2000s. Been topped since here and there though…
Happy Birthday, brave sir. With so much gratitude for your perseverance in keeping SST live!
Your original greeting was posted. I did it myself. You probably just missed it among the overwhelming pile of best wishes and accolades for Colonel Lang. While I’m sure he appreciates our good wishes, I imagine it’s getting a little embarrassing.
I hope what he notes, in addition to the good wishes, is the gratitude expressed by so many for this website.
Considering how much time and effort must be involved, he is doing us a tremendous favour in keeping it going. Sometimes it must seem too heavy a burden, but I hope the realization of how valuable this site is will make it all seem worthwhile.
For many of us who are despairing of the United States, it keeps our hopes alive!
Late to this party.
Happy birthday Pat. May you, and your wife, live long and stay healthy.
Happy birthday again, youngster
Happy birthday and many thanks to your efforts with the blog.
“A man who approaches 100 years of age is like a naked child, [a person who] Heaven allowed [to be an ancestor that] nurtures a/their fourth generation.”
Belated happy birthday wishes to our gracious host!
Coming late to the party. Happy birthday and many happy returns, and thank you for your invaluable site.
TTG, I believe birthday celebrations have been carefully crafted to be “a little embarrassing”, and right from the get-go.
Happy birthday Pat! Best wishes for you and yours.
Colonel, happy birthday and thank you.
My thanks for conveying my sincere wishes to the Col. [with that loose translation].
I see you’ve gained much Aptitude in the lingua franca of us Chinks with your [extended] stay in Formosa – giving me renewed Respect for some of you Ang Moh…
A belated Happy Birthday Colonel. Many happy returns.
Mieux vaut tard que jamais: Joyeux Anniversaire, Merci, et Bonne Continuation!
Many happy returns of the day, Colonel. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!
Happy birthday, and may you have many more, shared with those you love!
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