cut them off anyhow not admiting a mistake
Oh, I fully admit mistakes were made. Note that I didn't do much of this. I stand behind what was done because I didn't object when the plan was proposed (none of the gods did; I did express some reservations but I certainly missed the mark on what the worst fall-out would be). My major involvement has been in trying to present some of the other side of the story (where I'm sure I've made several mistakes as well). You'll have to read more of the thread to get answers to your other questions.