This actually makes complete sense and made me rethink my position. Well done. Well I assume if they did, it isn't shown because it isn't relevant. It's like having a scene where they are putting fuel in the ship...no please just skip that, when we see the ship leaving Coruscant we assume it has been fueled. The Council had the testimony of the commanding Jedi on the scene, we can assume Obi-Wan gave one as well but it's nowhere near as relevant as Qui-Gons, so why show it? Yeah I know, I saw the film too. This does not refute y argument that the Council had substantial evidence/clues that Maul was a Sith, and thus should have sent more help due to the danger Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan would be facing in returning to Naboo. I agree. @darth-sinister is the one claiming that a dying Yoda and Obi-Wan's ghost were "the Jedi Council." If we do a case study of success based on the number of support staff, physical engagements where you have more support percentage-wise result in more positive outcomes. This is why virtually every police force on the planet calls for backup when engaging a suspect, regardless of how dangerous they think the person may or may not be. This is why the Jedi should have provided back up for Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, who were at a minimum going to confront a highly trained Dark Jedi and more likely an actual Sith Lord. They were made aware. Mace Windu tells Qui-Gon that this could allow them to "unravel the mystery of the Sith," implying they were well aware that the attacker had a high chance of being a Sith Lord. Anakin is just another being they were foolishly willing to throw right into the hands of the Sith.