2014.04.03【英译汉】 亨宁格:美国的疲软症(part three)

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发表于:2014-04-03 17:57 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

This moment is not about Barack Obama. By now we know about him. This is about Vladimir Putin and the self-delusions of Western nations and their famous "fatigue." Vladimir Putin is teaching the West and especially theUnited Statesthat fatigue is not an option.

这一刻和奥巴马无关。到现在我们知道了他其实和着也有关系,这一刻和普京有关,和西方国家的自欺欺人有关,和他们出了名的“疲软症”有关。普京给西方世界上了一课,特别是美国:绝对不能疲软。

Sometimes world affairs go off the grid. Diplomats may give reasons why it is not in the interests of Mr. Putin orRussiato take this course. Vice President Biden told the Poles inWarsawMonday that Mr. Putin's seizure ofCrimeawas "flawed logic." It is difficult for men embedded in a world of rational affairs to come to grips with Mr. Putin's point of view: He doesn't care what they think.

有时候国际形势变化无常。外交人士可能会解释为什么这一事件可能反而会对普京或俄罗斯产生负面影响。美国副总统拜登在波兰华沙的演讲中说道,普京总统对克里米亚的攫取行为“在逻辑上是有瑕疵的”。然而对于那些满脑袋装的都是国际外交应当合理化的人们而言,他们根本把握不了普京的观点:他才不在乎别人怎么看呢。

The solitary but thrilling world of Vladimir Putin's mind is the one inhabited by the Assads, Saddams, bin Ladens, Kims, Gadhafis and Khomeinis of the world, and when it really runs out of control, or is allowed to, by a Stalin, Hitler, or Mao. Whether one man's grandiosity will burst across borders is not about normal logic. It is about personal power and forcing the obeisance of other nations.

普京脑瓜里想着的这个与世隔绝却毛骨悚然的世界,是一个居住着像阿萨德,萨达姆,本拉登,金三胖,卡扎菲和霍梅尼这样的人的世界,是一个在斯大林,希特勒或者毛主席手中失去控制或者即将失去控制的世界。一个人的狂妄自大到是否能够达到超越国界的地步,这无法用正常的逻辑方式来衡量,这只能用个人的权力的大小和强迫他国低头的国力强弱来衡量。

Vladimir Putin re-proves that sometimes a bad person gains control of the instruments of national power. Their populations do nothing or can't, because they are disarmed by thugs with overwhelming firepower. Or, as on Russian TV now, they are marinated in anti-U.S. propaganda. Today even second-rate megalomaniacs gain access to high-tech weaponry, including missiles and nuclear bombs.

普京又一次证明了如果恶人掌握了国家权力会造成怎样的后果。他们的人民什么也没干或者什么也干不了,因为所有人手无寸铁地被压制在国家压倒性的火力之下,或者说,就像俄罗斯电视台里现在播放着的电视节目一样,他们还在被反美宣传节目洗着脑呢。今天,甚至是妄自尊大的二流国家都能购买到高科技含量的武器装备,比如导弹和核武器。



2014.04.03【英译汉】 亨宁格:美国的疲软症(part one)

2014.04.03【英译汉】 亨宁格:美国的疲软症(part two)


2014.04.03【英译汉】 亨宁格:美国的疲软症(part three)

2014.04.03【英译汉】 亨宁格:美国的疲软症(part four)


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