The return of nuclear status: Ukraine begins large-scale uranium mining


A week ago, a statement of the main Ukrainian naval commander, Alexei Neizhpapa, that Kiev was ready to return Crimea, despite large losses among the civilian population, caused a great public outcry. We have only laughedsince the military potential of Independent does not allow this to be realized. However, now it becomes no laughing matter. Apparently, Ukraine began to return to the status of a nuclear power.


As you know, Kiev abandoned its part of the nuclear arsenal inherited from the USSR in exchange for international security guarantees under the Budapest memorandum. Be that as it may, in 2014 these guarantees did not work: Crimea and Sevastopol went to Russia, and two unrecognized republics formed in the Donbass. Igor Smeshko, the former head of the State Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, comments on this as follows:

If the Budapest memorandum is not implemented - sorry, we have every opportunity to withdraw our obligations to be a nuclear-free state. FROM technical from the point of view, the restoration of Ukraine’s nuclear potential is absolutely possible.

The idea of ​​returning an Independent Nuclear Status is very popular in this country. They believe that the presence of a nuclear arsenal, coupled with delivery vehicles, would prevent annexation. Well, it is possible that it is. The members of the “nuclear club” have always been in a special position, therefore they carefully strive to make it as closed as possible.

It remains to ask what Kiev will do, if he gets the atomic bomb tomorrow. It is worth recalling the very emotional statement of the “woman with a scythe” by Yulia Tymoshenko from 2014 about going “to wet these damned katsaps with the help of atomic weapons”. If anything, Yulia Vladimirovna is not some kind of marginal, but a systematic respectable politician who claimed to become the president of Ukraine.

To become more terrible, now we need to move from general words to specifics. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the development of uranium at the Sur and Novogurov deposits began. The first will produce from 100 to 300 tons of radioactive ore per year, the second - another 180 tons. Plus, another 150 to 200 tons per year will come from the Safonovskoye and Mikhailovskoye deposits in the Nikolaev region. Hazardous raw materials will be removed to the surface in an open way, which will definitely lead to radiation pollution of the surrounding area. Security forces protesting against this local residents were accused of "unpatriotic".

The development of uranium ore in this way will give Ukraine a large amount of rough concentrate (yellow cake) in a matter of months. The most interesting thing is that it will not be transported from there to the Eastern Mining and Processing Plant, a specialized enterprise left over from the times of the USSR. A certain LLC “Nuclear Energy Systems - NPPs” was created for the processing of uranium raw materials. The holder of a 83,4% stake in it is Gennady Butkevich, one of the richest Ukrainian oligarchs, and also a great friend of the aforementioned Yulia Vladimirovna Tymoshenko.

Why does modern Nezalezhnaya, whose nuclear power plants quickly produce their resources, have so much uranium ore? For sale for export? Maybe. But here it is very appropriate to quote the aforementioned former Ukrainian intelligence officer Smeshko:

In military affairs, there is such a rule: never disclose your intentions to the enemy until you have prepared. Otherwise, he will do everything to destroy it. Do you think Israel or Pakistan announced that they plan to become nuclear states?

It turns out that Ukraine has everything necessary to regain the status of a nuclear power. Yes, members of the "nuclear club" will definitely be against such an "uninvited beginner." But what if another coup d'état takes place in Nezalezhnaya, which has recently been hinted at in connection with the close contacts of ex-president Petro Poroshenko with nationalists from Azov and the National Corps? To Crimea or Donbass depopulated, not even an atomic, but a simple "dirty" bomb is enough. From savage radicals, one can expect anything at all.
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  1. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) 13 July 2020 12: 45
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    Do Americans know that they are developing nuclear weapons in Ukraine? After all, Ukraine’s unscrupulousness in matters of arms deliveries does not need comments.
    From which it follows that soon the "Ukrainian nuclear weapons developers" will be killed not only by the US special services, but also all the special services of the neighbors of "independent" Ukraine, both members of the NATO bloc and those not included in this aggressive bloc.
    And the prospects for Ukraine itself, against this background, are very deplorable. Since a monkey with a nuclear grenade, no one, alive, is needed.
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 13 July 2020 13: 43
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    Bad another. Our Foreign Ministry is silent, the president is silent, and where is that red line for Ukraine? Or is everything allowed to Ukraine?
    1. gorenina91 Offline
      gorenina91 (Irina) 13 July 2020 14: 40
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      . Our Foreign Ministry is silent, the president is silent,

      - Yes, our Foreign Ministry is silent; the president is silent; and ... and donkey yet ... -so did not learn to talk ... - Hahah ...
      - Yes, Mr. Steelworker ... - they will all be silent; but personally I - I will not be silent ...- And personally, I put you a plus ...
      - Well, in the recent topic about the "dirty bomb" ...- personally, I already wrote in great detail about ...- how and who can easily launch the "dirty bomb" on the territory of Russia from the territory of Ukraine ... - do not repeat I want to...
    2. colyanpirogov Offline
      colyanpirogov (Nikolai Pirogov) 13 July 2020 15: 30
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      If you do not know, dozens of countries (without nuclear weapons) are engaged in the extraction of uranium raw materials! And what for every occasion to be indignant !? What nonsense! But they will not let us develop nuclear weapons "especially gifted" in Ukraine, calm down. Unless, of course, Ukrainians do not hide from everyone, like North Korea, which is unlikely ...!
      1. Marzhecki Offline
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 08: 01
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        Quote: colyanpirogov
        If you do not know, dozens of countries (without nuclear weapons) are engaged in the extraction of uranium raw materials! And what for every occasion to be indignant !? What nonsense!

        These countries did not officially declare Russia an aggressor and do not declare that they are ready to fight back Crimea by force, despite civilian casualties.
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 July 2020 19: 12
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        To the peak of the Russian Federation, they can allow Ukraine to create nuclear weapons, because Ukraine was promoted only against Russia. About double standards of the West do not count examples ...
    3. Aleksandr53 Offline
      Aleksandr53 (Alexander) 14 July 2020 13: 44
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      This is all Ukrainian nonsense, and Namibia and Zaire can produce uranium ore, having mined it, they can only sell it to the foreign market and nothing more. Ukraine is an agrarian country, which has neither money nor nuclear scientists, there are no engineers, those who were either retired or left. All these unrealizable ideas for a patriotic voter on the eve of the election. Why does the Russian Foreign Ministry somehow react to what is intended for the ears of a Svidomo Ukrainian who wants to live in the Ukrainian world of self-deception. Ukraine has never produced nuclear weapons, only it was placed on its territory, well, they will get 1000 uranium, quail it into powder, load it into AN-2 maize, if they still remain in Ukraine, well, they will fly to spray ground ore from spraying which 0 infections, well, they will reach the border of the Russian Federation and it is unlikely that they will be shot down at the airport. In everything, Ukraine is already a backward agricultural country under external control, which leads to a reduction in the population optimized for the needs of the agricultural sector of the economy.
    4. meandr51 Offline
      meandr51 (Andrei) 15 July 2020 08: 46
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      Silence also makes some sense. Israel, for example, also does its business silently ...
  3. Bulanov Offline
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 July 2020 13: 54
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    Kiev abandoned its part of the nuclear arsenal inherited from the USSR in exchange for international security guarantees under the Budapest memorandum. Be that as it may, in 2014 these guarantees did not work: Crimea and Sevastopol went to Russia.

    Kiev then declared Ukraine’s neutral status, and Crimea left Ukraine after Kiev changed its mind in 2004 and decided to join NATO. There would be no statements about Ukraine’s joining NATO - and Crimea, perhaps, would remain Ukrainian. Crimeans do not want to "grunt" the Germans and NATO. Ukrainians themselves are to blame. Let them say thanks to Yushchenko with Tymoshenko and the nationalists.
  4. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 13 July 2020 14: 02
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    Another war invitation card signed? In vain. Russia will not come.
    Only dreams in any war to draw.
    1. Wanderer039 Offline
      Wanderer039 13 July 2020 22: 06
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      Prefer to wait until some Tyagnibok drops a nuclear bomb on your house ?! Tyagnibok has enough mind for this, and if people like you allow a nuclear strike against the Russian Federation, answer as enemies of the people and the Russian Federation ... You have to answer for your actions ... In 1941, we already lost the fault of people like you millions ... civilians !!! You should repent for this, and you want to arrange a new year for us ... and the fate of all generals like Pavlov didn’t teach you anything either ... It’s sad that there are people like you!
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 13 July 2020 22: 08
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        You want to say - you had to start yourself in 1940?
        1. Wanderer039 Offline
          Wanderer039 14 July 2020 03: 48
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          Perhaps not in 1940, but at the beginning of 1941, no doubt, it was necessary to start on our own, since war was already inevitable, and since war was inevitable, it was necessary to strike first and, if possible, suddenly, and while the enemy himself was not completely ready for attacked. If, for example, in May 1941, Soviet aviation took to the air and attacked warehouses, stations, troop clusters, airfields, oil refineries, oil fields, artificial gasoline production plants, and the army would have struck with a fist rather than with spread fingers then the Germans would never have reached Moscow. This is evidenced, among other things, by certain successful actions of a number of commanders who resolutely and competently counterattacked the enemy in June 1941, having started fights in Poland and Romania controlled by Hitler. If the army were mobilized and in full force, competently went on the attack, even in the best case for Hitler, he could not have gone further than the Dnieper ... but most likely, the battles would have fought on the territory of Poland and a number of other states, but not in THE USSR. With Ukraine now a similar story. War is inevitable, which means that we need to quickly complete the SP-2, so that we can completely abandon the transit and beat ourselves, first until the Bandera have received nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles, and here they can be helped by NATO and rotten Luka, which has long been creates ATGMs together with Ukraine.
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 14 July 2020 20: 08
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            If only .... history does not know the subjunctive mood. You did not read Rezun an hour? When people begin to play generals who are strong in hindsight, to think about how great it is to rewrite history, they miss a small detail. They colorfully paint how we should act correctly, but for some reason we are sure that the enemy would act in exactly the same way as it happened. And everything turns out beautifully, tanks with stars are washed with water from Lamanche after a week, and the first horse grazes its vehicles in alpine meadows.
            But as soon as you change one detail, the mosaic develops in a completely different way.

            If the army was mobilized and in full force, competently went on the attack .....

            And if in this case the war had started earlier? It is impossible to covertly mobilize. Do you think the Germans would just watch the preparations with curiosity? Their army was then a well-coordinated and tested combat vehicle. With logistics, mobility, and communication, "some problems" were observed. Elementary lacked cars and tractors. Do you think that in an offensive without all this you can act more successfully than in defense?
            And if the advancing units were grinded in this first attack, and then you could go to Moscow simply by train? Twenty years later, Tukhachevsky in Poland showed what an “offensive impulse” is.
            And if so, the Red Army is eager for Europe, Germany makes peace with England and they are already together trying to save Europe from the "Bolshevik invasion." Further, the United States joins the alliance, now they are allies with Japan, which, in turn, is not afraid of a rear strike and Japanese troops landed in Vladivostok. The Turks carefully look at all this and think - will we have time to share the skins of the "world aggressor"? Well, they go to the Caucasus.
            Do you want me to outline a dozen different scenarios for you?

            The theme of that war is painful, emotions whip over the edge and I understand your attitude to this, but emotions in such things are categorically contraindicated.

            War is inevitable, which means that it is necessary to complete the construction of SP-2 as soon as possible so that it is possible to completely abandon transit and beat the very first, until the Bandera have received nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles, and here they can be helped by NATO and the rotten Luka, who has long been creating ATGMs together with Dill.

            Finished, started the war. Europe completely stopped the purchase of hydrocarbons (and not only) from the "aggressor", and imposed restrictions on exports. How do you like this option? And he may decide to help the “rotten Luka” withstand this “fight”.
          2. meandr51 Offline
            meandr51 (Andrei) 15 July 2020 08: 51
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            You're stupid, huh? In the event of a preemptive strike and, especially, a successful one, the USSR would have dealt not only with Germany, but with England and the USA. In short, with the whole industrial world.
            As for Ukraine, the actions of specialists in complete silence are enough.
        2. Marzhecki Offline
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 07: 54
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          Quote: 123
          You want to say - you had to start yourself in 1940?

          If anything, Israel is ahead of the curve against Iran and is not soaring about it.
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 July 2020 19: 17
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        No need to work hard, no aggression against innocent Ukrainians, they are fooled for a decade by silence, or rather playing up to the Kremlin prisoners ... An example of Israel is possible with the Iranian nuclear weapons being created, key components are knocked out by trifles, and Iran is marking time ...
    2. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 07: 55
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      Quote: 123
      Another war invitation card signed? In vain. Russia will not come.
      Only dreams in any war to draw.

      In "some kind of war" to draw? Is it like to Syria or Libya?
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 14 July 2020 19: 17
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        In "some kind of war" to draw? Is it like to Syria or Libya?

        No, you seriously want something like Turkey or Ukraine, and the faster the better. It’s not for you to snarl in the trenches of bloody foam.
  5. catch22 Offline
    catch22 (Egor) 13 July 2020 19: 33
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    A crested monkey with an atomic grenade ... We must play a lead: drive into the monkey and select all the dangerous toys.
  6. 321 Offline
    321 (321) 13 July 2020 21: 59
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    The level of "competence" of the author of the article is once again striking - well, just wondering, did the author even read the memorandum?

    ...4. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their commitment to seek urgent action by the UN Security Council to assist Ukraine as a non-nuclear-weapon non-proliferation treaty state in the event that Ukraine becomes a victim of an act of aggression or an object of threat of aggression using nuclear weapons ...

    Read more https://introvertum.com/budapeshtskiy-memorandum-1994-goda-polnyiy-tekst-na-russkom-yazyike/

    Nothing that it was about guarantees against aggression from the outside?
    However, when such "little things" Marzhetsky embarrassed ... hi
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 07: 52
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      Quote: 321
      Nothing that it was about guarantees against aggression from the outside?
      However, when such "little things" Marzhetsky embarrassed ...

      Is it okay that Russia has officially been declared an "aggressor" in Ukraine? And what in Ukraine and in the West do they interpret the annexation of Crimea somewhat differently than ours? Apparently, this is not enough of your “competency” level?
      Well, yes, yes, you’re smarter than everyone ... recourse
      1. antikaschey Offline
        antikaschey (Modest Matveevich) 14 July 2020 10: 06
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        And nothing to determine who is the aggressor and who is not, not Ukraine, but guarantors. And then the couch liberal is sitting, and all is around him, and he is a genius.
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 14 July 2020 14: 33
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        Quote: Marzhetsky
        And that in Ukraine and in the West, the annexation of Crimea is interpreted somewhat differently

        Well, we also regard the waving test tube Powell, followed by the occupation of Iraq, differently than the "light elves". And 3 million Iraqis killed are a crime against humanity for us, and in Georgia and Ukraine they see it only as a case of the Papuans. Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania participate in the occupation - and are proud of Abu Ghraib!
        However, the SBU does not hesitate to throw oppositionists in the middle of the Dnieper overboard. Also consider themselves to be "warriors of light."
      3. 321 Offline
        321 (321) 14 July 2020 21: 10
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        Quote: Marzhetsky
        Quote: 321
        Nothing that it was about guarantees against aggression from the outside?
        However, when such "little things" Marzhetsky embarrassed ...

        Is it okay that Russia has officially been declared an "aggressor" in Ukraine? And what in Ukraine and in the West do they interpret the annexation of Crimea somewhat differently than ours? Apparently, this is not enough of your “competency” level?
        Well, yes, yes, you’re smarter than everyone ... recourse

        I don’t know about the “smarter than all” bully BUT the level of knowledge and education is enough for me to understand that the opinion of Ukraine simply could not be otherwise, and the rest - well, for more than a dozen years, at least sanctions, in modern terms, are eager to apply - in the case, not in the case, it does not matter .. .
        I don’t even mention Kosovo - there isn’t even the population, the deputies voted there, but the same West believes that everything is fine - so they and your double standards have NOT been surprised for a long time, but it doesn’t bother you and your hobby colleagues at all.
        And most importantly, since it’s been time to write articles, please be so kind as to report at least a minimum of information on the topic, and not just another scarecrow from the series, but it’s still a lot you could write about the same memorandum, but you don’t need it the task is NOT communication of information, your task is rather conclusions ...
        So I’ve been proposing for a long time and will continue to propose - to put the names of the authors at the beginning of the article so that you can immediately understand whether the next campaign was written here, or new information can be gleaned in the article ...
  7. Wanderer039 Offline
    Wanderer039 13 July 2020 22: 01
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    In this situation, the most reasonable for Russia is a preemptive strike and preventing the appearance of nuclear weapons in Ukraine by any means. It is impossible for a rabid Bandera dog to get poisonous teeth !!!
  8. Evgeny Zhevlonenko (Evgeny Zhevlonenko) 13 July 2020 23: 51
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    Mining and processing is not the same thing, the US has a lot of dough, they still can’t build an adequate centrifuge, so here’s the next story “Monkey and Glasses”.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 14 July 2020 06: 07
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      And the Americans, unlike ukrov, are not alternatively gifted)) There are no Einsteins in Ukraine.
    2. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 07: 57
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      They have enough radioactive material for a dirty bomb.
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    17085 (Dmitriy) 14 July 2020 09: 18
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    The author is naive as the user under the nickname gorenina91 (Irina) (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Putin personally report to her, if she can only pull the galloperidol).
    1. Everyone loves money, only everyone earns it differently.
    2. Yellow cake appears from the ore only after multi-stage beneficiation and processing, i.e. it’s not even a “dirty bomb”.
    3. What you need to do with yellow cake, in order to get raw materials for enrichment, you can read on Wikipedia.
    4. Enrichment, alas, even the Chinese are pulling the maximum technology of the 60s, and the Americans no longer have effective technology (everyone scolds Yeltsin, although this is 80% of his merit). That is why their nuclear stockpiles become "greener", dramatically losing power.
    5. Julia Vladimirovna, far from gorenina91 (Irina), she just makes money. You can do nothing for this, just shift the pieces of paper. You can steal openly, simply declaring vigorous activity.
    Against the background of the above, what kind of comments do you expect from the Foreign Ministry and the president?
  10. igor.igorev Offline
    igor.igorev (Igor) 14 July 2020 18: 07
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    No one will let them create an atomic bomb.
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    Dmitry Malikov (Dmitry Malikov) 14 July 2020 22: 02
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    Absurd delirium! They have absolutely no possibility of enrichment, there are no technologies, specialists, money, political independence, etc. And they can now make a dirty bomb out of spent fuel from nuclear power plants. All this rubbish is only to deceive the Ukrainians and so that the oligarch could almost for free get this ore for sale abroad, and in the most dangerous open way, infecting the area and its inhabitants. Few places in the world can do this, but in Ukraine it’s easy.
  12. Alexander Slepchenko (Alexander Slepchenko) 15 July 2020 09: 13
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    They will NOT do anything there. They are there "in an independent" "think" that if they urinate on the ground with a hangover, then immediately the cheese will appear in abundance. First you need to grow weed, then eat it for a cow, then become "pregnant" and give milk. And then, if anyone knows how, cheese can be made from it. The technological chain in Ukraine has long been LOST. The “tsifiri” that they give in terms of production are “funny”. What will they mine? Kyle and Chisel? Digging with shovels, like the "walls" of Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko ?! Well, "digging up" FIG knows what. What next?! "Scatter in the fields" ?! Perhaps "atomic bombs" will sprout instead of corn ?! The "atomic chain" is under construction TEN YEARS! With big expenses and for big money. Well, if the clowns “playing power” playing a member on the piano, and the “dads” who came from (not out of nowhere), well then you can’t hear such nonsense from Ukraine.
  13. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 15 July 2020 10: 02
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    Not so simple. There is little ore, centrifuges and much more are needed. So for now it will be difficult for them to make a bomb. And we'll see.
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    kriten (Vladimir) 15 July 2020 10: 29
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    Everything related to the nuclear sphere in a semi-fascist state must be destroyed. The Kremlin no longer needs to yell about brothers who change their minds, and without paying attention to the enlightened West, destroy such objects themselves, rather than complain about the United States, as some here suggest.