太田述正コラム#5273(2012.2.1)
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 「<中共>航空各社のCAの旗袍姿…」
http://j.people.com.cn/94638/94659/7715875.html
 各航空会社CAの美形度もさることながら、9社も登場するのが驚きだね。

 (コラム#2697に関し)田中前沖縄防衛局長に引き続き、今度は(再登板していた)真部局長が選挙介入疑惑で進退問題を引き起こした。
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/politics/news/CK2012020102000038.html
 真部君は顔の記憶くらいしかないが、それにしても、久保(警察庁出身)、池田両氏に匹敵するような大型の防衛官僚が払底して久しい。

<太田>

 それでは、記事の紹介です。

 シリアの反体制派の部隊の現況が説明されている。↓

 ・・・There are estimated to be around 37 FSA・・・Free Syrian Army・・・ battalions(大隊) of which 17 to 23 are militarily active,・・・
 <この部隊への武器供給は、四囲の国境すべてを通じて行われている。↓>
 Some weapons are smuggled through Lebanon’s border with Syria, although the quantity is small and on an individual basis. Other weapons are brought across the border with Turkey, which FSA fighters can cross with relative ease.
 ・・・weapons are also crossing into Syria from Iraq on a “tribe to tribe” basis, meaning the Sunni tribes of Iraq’s Al-Anbar province supplying their brethren in eastern Syria.・・・the Kurds in northern Iraq are also dispatching armaments to the Kurds of northeast Syria although most of it is being stockpiled for now.
 <もちろん、シリア軍の武器も流れてきている。↓>
 Another valuable source of arms is coming from the regular Syrian Army itself・・・
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0130/Free-Syrian-Army-Better-tool-for-toppling-Syria-s-Assad-than-UN

 医療体制等の整備により、米軍の死者/負傷者率がどんどん小さくなってきているようだ。↓

 <アフガニスタンでは8%。↓>
 ・・・Last year, 415 American men and women died in Afghanistan, while 5,159 were wounded and survived.
 That ratio — 12.4 survivors for every fatality — marked a record high over the past decade. In fact, the ratio has been growing almost every year since 2001. ・・・
 <第二次世界大戦の時は19%、ベトナム戦争の時は16%だた。↓>
 During the Vietnam War, that figure, the “case fatality rate,” was 16 percent. During World War II, it was 19 percent. ・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/tending-to-war-casualties-and-getting-better-at-it/2012/01/29/gIQAQX9saQ_blog.html

 中共の人口15,000の村で汚職と警察による殺人に怒った村人たちがこの村の党指導者達と治安部隊を追い出したところ、省の党の責任者が首謀者に全権を与え、選挙を行わせた。メデタシメデタシだってさ。↓

 ・・・ on Wednesday, a surprisingly free election takes place in Wukan・・・in Guangdong Province(広東省)・・・, a coastal village of 15,000.・・・
 Residents there took over the village for 10 days late last year because of official graft and the killing of a local man by police. They expelled party leaders and security forces from the village.
 Instead of suppressing the protest, however, the province’s reform-minded party leader, Wang Yang, made a surprising concession. He allowed the chief rebel, Lin Zuluan, to assume power and arrange a popular vote. Wednesday’s election sets up a committee to supervise an election of village representatives. Volunteers have been going door-to-door to solicit votes.
 “The public’s awareness of democracy, equality, and rights is constantly strengthening, and their corresponding demands are growing,” said deputy provincial party secretary Zhu Mingguo. He and his boss say they expect Wukan to be a template for elections throughout the province.・・・
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2012/0131/China-s-real-rise-in-Wukan-s-village-election

 少し前のインタビュー記事だが、ちょっと面白い。↓

 「中国で短篇集を出版、阿刀田高インタビュー…」
http://j.people.com.cn/94475/7704083.html

 男性は女性の声で、この女性がメンス中であるかどうかを見極める(確率が高い)ことが分かったとさ。↓
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/01/31/menstruation_voice_new_study_shows_men_can_hear_when_women_are_menstruating.html
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