They're micromanging things so that they go off as planned. It's about timing. Timing is everything. That means Palpatine wants the Clone Army and the Droid Army to be found by the Jedi, at a specific point in time, so that he can manipulate Padme's stand-in into calling for Emergency Powers to be given to him. By doing so, playing up that the situation is about to grow dire and that time is of the essence, Jar Jar would hear that something needs to be done and done quickly. To ensure a first strike is launched before the opposition does it first and does major damage. Palpatine doesn't want the Senate to be mired in endless debate and he wants the Jedi to to believe that Sifo-Dyas did this on his own, which is important in having them find Kamino first and being backed into a corner. Why is it not accurate? Using the toxic dart is specific. It is an item from a world that's hidden and is being used by the guy who is living there and has been donating his DNA and has been hired to kill a senator. That's about as specific purpose as you can get. Remember in "Die Hard With A Vengeance", when the binary liquid explosive was identified as the explosive used at the start of the film. That was a specific type of explosive which could be traced easily and it was discovered that a large amount had been obtained by Simon Gruber. Similar deal. If it was meant to be less obvious, something more common and not as easily traced would have been employed. Likewise, having Jango using a toxic dart to kill Zam before the Clone Army is found is not a coincidence. It is an important plot detail that drives the story forward. It is part of the MacGuffin. Just about everyone in the world figured this out over ten years ago. Except for you, Samuel and Chancellor. It is necessary when you've formulated a plan a number of years ago and want it to go accordingly. If the plan is to send a Jedi out to check on the clones, then it wouldn't make sense to not do that. That's like telling the person at Pizza Hut that you're sending someone to pick up an order, but you decide not to. Not that you forget to do it and not that you want to pull a prank, but because you don't want to send someone after saying that you would. That's what you are having trouble understanding. It means that I already answered it to someone else and don't feel like typing out again. That's not what I said. I said it didn't matter if Anakin was on Tatooine or Naboo, the fact was that he was on Geonosis which was close to both planets, compared to Kamino. If Anakin had stayed on Naboo, Obi-wan could still transmit to him from Geonosis. Just as he could from Tatooine, which wasn't as far as Naboo. Now, if they whole thing was so broken that he couldn't do that, then you'd have a case. But then, Obi-wan would just settle for finding one that he could use from inside the Droid Foundries and try to get a message out, before being found out. And what you don't get is that doesn't stop the Sith. Palpatine couldn't have known of the risks during the Battle of Coruscant, much less that Anakin would reach him and that he wouldn't turn, but he still went with that plan. There were risks in every plan that he, Dooku and Vader came up with. If all he ever did was worry about potential risks, he wouldn't have conquered the galaxy and held on to it for twenty four years. Needing and wanting are two different things. That's what you fail to grasp. Palpatine wants these events to occur. Meaning anything from Kamino that's specific to their world could have been used. Instead, a toxic dart which is specific was used to eliminate Zam. Jango using that weapon was specific in killing her quickly and efficiently and as far as he knows, wouldn't get him caught. If not for Nute's petty revenge, the Sith could have used something else from Kamino to lure the Jedi there. It makes sense when you want a body to be found, in order to draw attention to it and the manner in which that person died. The body would be found by local security. Word would reach the Temple and Obi-wan would be sent there to see if there was relevance or not. Obi-wan looks at the body, sees the dart and says that he will take it and go back to the Temple for analysis. As to instincts, the Jedi trusted their instincts that someone was behind the Federation's invasion ten years earlier. Luke's instincts told him that confronting Vader was ultimately the right idea, rather than listening to his common sense which told him that he should avoid doing so, because he didn't want to kill him. Who is to say that he didn't? Just because we don't see it, doesn't mean that it didn't happen. Lando was promoted to general, but we never saw if he was qualified. We only have his word that he was. See above. QUI-GON: "Nothing happens by accident." I take the word of a Jedi who believes that fate has something in mind for people, rather than random occurrence. The same way I do with a Sith Lord who wanted something to happen specifically. PALPATINE: "Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends up there on the Sanctuary Moon...are walking into a trap. As is your Rebel fleet! It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator." So again, Palpatine creating a trap and allowing certain details to be made available, in order to lure the Alliance into a death trap is sound and logical. But allowing for the toxic dart from Kamino to be used to bring the Jedi to Kamino, then on to Geonosis and then starting the war isn't logical. Tell me again how that is not consistent. Money can smooth anyone over. That's why greed is a powerful ally. Anyway, I didn't say that Dooku had to tell Jango to dump it in a public place. Just that would be an option because you went on about finding a body somewhere. That point is to use the dart to eliminate Zam and then leave. The body would be found either way. Be it in a back alley, or in front of the Senate. No, he was waiting for her to show up at the rendezvous point so that he could kill her when she reported back to him, with the success of the mission. But in the process of waiting for her, he sees the chase through his helmet display and follows. But you keep missing the point. The only reason someone showed up is because that someone was lured there, which would happen if it was an intentionally lure. This is Darth Sidious. He let the new Death Star plans and the shield generator's location be left someplace that the Bothans could find it, knowing that they would tell Mon Mothma and that the Alliance would seek to launch a strike against them. Or was that coincidence too? Can be, doesn't mean that he wants it to be that way. Yet time and again, the Sith took very great risks to achieve their goals. Even with careful planning, there were variables and it still didn't stop them. And any number of alternatives would have happened, as I keep pointing out. More money would assuage his issues and he would be stupid, because he did. He hates the Jedi more than the Sith. And if the Sith can smooth it over, so be it. Boba went to work for the Sith, so obviously he has no issues with any betrayal or not. On the other hand, Jango could not think it was a set up and think that the Jedi were smarter than Dooku gave them credit for. Or, that Jango did object but was told that it was important to lure a bunch of Jedi into a death trap, then Jango would go along with it. There are different emotional reactions one could have. But not impossible, because there are others who have been out to Kamino over the centuries and thus would know about it. Could, doesn't mean that it would happen. It's always 50-50. I have. See ROTJ, where such actions were first demonstrated. See the quote from the actor playing Palpatine, who said that his character was behind just about everything. See Lucas who said that he pulled the strings of everyone and that the second step of the character was obtaining Emergency Powers. As to proof, show me proof that Palpatine was waiting for the bill to pass. Show me proof that it was a coincidence that the toxic dart was used. Show me proof that Palpatine was going to let Dooku attack first. You call what I say circular logic, when you don't get it. What we see is what the plan was. The movie was designed so that you have these different, seemingly random events occur. But they're all connected together by a plan years in the making. You want to call it circular logic because of the plan and simple fact that you don't like the idea that Palpatine planned it out this way. You would rather it was all plan B's, because it kills your buzz about what you thought it was when you first saw the film. Meanwhile, just about everyone else figured it out that it was a Sith trap with multiple layers and had no problems with it, years ago.