【7月31日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

FBI agents found rags, gasoline, aerosol cans and weapons along with booby traps, fireworks and handwritten notes of military and survival tactics while serving search warrants on three Nevada men who authorities say sought to spark violence during recent Las Vegas protests.

Prosecutors say Stephen T. Parshall, 35, Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, have ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government. Authorities said the men hoped to carry out a plan to create civic unrest by capitalizing on protests over businesses closed due to the coronavirus and later, the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into his neck.

中譯:

據有關當局指稱,在最近拉斯維加斯的抗議活動中,有3名內華達州男子試圖引發暴動,美國聯邦調查局幹員將搜索令送達渠等時,除了搜到詭雷、煙火及軍事求生戰術手抄筆記外,還查獲碎布、汽油、噴霧罐及各式武器。

檢察官表示,現年35歲的帕夏爾、23歲的林納姆及40歲的盧米斯,與致力推翻美國政府的右派極端分子零星活動有所關聯。有關當局指稱,渠等希望利用各商行因新型冠狀病毒肺炎結束營業,及其後非裔男子佛洛伊德遭白人警察以膝壓頸致死案,所導致的抗議活動,企圖實施製造內亂的計畫。

─關鍵軍語─

※aerosol can:

A metal container in which liquids are kept under pressure and forced out in a spray.

※booby trap:

A device intended to kill, harm, or surprise a person or animal.

例句:

Counting US forces alone, there were about 45,000 men were injured in Vietnam by booby traps.

單單美軍,就約有4萬5千人在越南被詭雷所傷。