Yes, the parachute has been punctured. But the TPLF does not seem to have come to grips with the reality. TPLF is still in the state of denial but at its own peril. One of the reasons they are choosing to stay in the state of denial is empty bravado emanating from simple stupidity. The second and may be the major reason is they are dumbfounded and do not know what to do. Meles rendered the TPLF useless without him. As Sebhat said recently Meles died after buring the TPLF. They do not have any clue, none whatsoever, how to get out of this mess they find themselves in. They have just chosen to freeze the time in their head and stay in the state of denial while they are in a free fall because the parachute has already been punctured. They will soon find themselves hitting the ground breaking down into irredeemable fine pieces. The damage has already been done and no number of DPMs can save them. HD, Girma, Abba Dula, Kuma, Addisu, Demeke, Bereket, Arkebe, Abay, Seyoum, Sebhat, Berhane, Tewdros, Azeb, Samora, Getachew, none of them can save the TPLF from its final resting grave it is heading to. Did you think all that wailing of the TPLF a couple of weeks ago was for Meles? No, it was for themselves. In the heart of their hearts they know the game is over.