Well, I have to say that the chapter was good. I mean, I actually feel that the alliance is doomed. Too bad that it will probably all end in some bullshit way of Naruto saving the entire world and reviving everyone. Not to mention that if Shikaku actually comes out alive after this it would be terrible.
That doesn't have to mean anything. Narrator also said "the end of an artist" for Deidara in the second chapter of his and Sasuke's fight, and he of course wasn't dead of all. And Madara doesn't know that they are dead.
I wish they were though.