The first four are normal, but alarm bells should really be ringing for 5 onwards. 1. It seems perfectly legitimate that in the Old Republic academic knowledge about the Jedi and Sith wars would be common 2. To everyone's knowledge, Palpy is just a regular politician. I am sure there are plenty who wouldn't understand the reluctance of the Jedi to kill when capture and trial would have been sufficient. Palpy can pass it off as having regular political/personal/revenge reasons to wanting that. 3. He does have a reason, says that they'll never make it if they go back for him 4. The war makes it look like he needs it, and to most people he seems like he is doing it all for the greater good - just look at history, rarely do people see something suspicious about that. Now, 5. on the other hand: this is more than can be explained by "he's just a layperson who doesn't appreciate the reasons Jedi do what they do and might think the galaxy was better off being protected by Sith who aren't afraid to use everything they have to do what needs doing". 6. Again, shows more than a basic academic knowledge of in-universe history 7. If people know about the Jedi, they would probably know that something like that can't just happen by a Jedi waving their hand.