Despite US request for extradition, China let go of Snowden from Hongkong to Russia; and then Cuba; final destination – Ecuador. It’s a trail for all to see the big picture, that there’s an alliance strong enough to oppose the lone superpower. Russia was a big chunk of the once mighty USSR and it’s still very powerful with its nuclear arsenal and all, and it’s allied with economic powerhouse China. Add Iran to the equation, and Cuba and Venezuela plus the ALBA bloc and you have a real threat to the throne. I wonder how this will unfold in the end.