Your argument is that there selection of shmi was Random? That out of 27 people they choose the one person who is connected to the most powerful Jedi in the Galaxy. Grant it, Sky walker is a common name in the outer rim, But the likely hood that they stumbled upon her on accident is not likely. It is more likely they were hired to target her, not expecting her son to come back, and kill her. The only proof is that before the scene cuts off to anakin and Padme, you see the tuskens approach him with there weapons drawn. It could be said that it was there reaction to the activation of the light saber, but it could be that they knew what they did was wrong. What do you consider to be the " evil other?" Is it the farmers? If the farmers are the evil other... do we have have proof that they continued there assaults on them after they tortured Shmi? Was this a isolated case by one clan? if that is the case.. what was there purpose to attack a bunch of farmers? What did these farmers do to provoke a kidnapping and assault on a bunch of innocent people? Abu ghraib does not show that innocents are being tortured... does not show kidnappings of women. assuming your talking about the aspect of the " evil other"... Who would be the evil other in your real life case?