As Putlin reiterated his warnings to the U.S. and NATO to not cross the clear “red lines” he has drawn, he said this is not an “ultimatum”, but a necessary defense of Russia’s national security. Are his American and NATO “partners” listening? Putin said there are “certain signals” that a diplomatic resolution is possible, and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov affirmed that discussions will take place in the new year. Yet NATO, and especially the British, are continuing to move forces to the Russian border, leading to concerns that an attack into eastern Ukraine by Kiev neo-nazi units could provoke a Russian invasion. At the same time, energy prices in Europe are spiking, as part of an inflationary spiral which will only worsen, as the global Green New Deal is imposed — though the Atlanticists will blame Russia for energy shortages and blackouts. There are real solutions, beginning with signing the treaties proposed by Putin; dismantle NATO; and adopt Lyndon LaRouche’s economic program, which could turn 2022 into an excellent year!