I posted this in another thread but wnated to openup the question to the whole AOTC forum: Why do the Jedi would not suspect something is afoul when the clones being used for the Republic army were made using Jango Fett, who the Jedi know tried to assasinate Padme and kill Obi Wan (several times!!). That alone should have alerted them to some double-dealing or evil lurking. Then they find out the clones were ordered by Sifo-Dyas, a dead jedi, who the Kaminoans think is the Master of all Jedi. Clearly a lie. Couple this with a re-emergence of the Sith and a conspiracy is brewing. Here is what the Jedi know at the end of AOTC: Jango Fett is the template for the clones. Jango Fett is the assassin who tried to kill Padme several times. He also tried to kill Obi Wan. The clones were ordered 10 years ago. Sifo-Dyas, the supposed Jedi who ?ordered? the Clones, was killed 10 years ago and the Jedi know someone used his name to order the clones. Count Dooku, who the Jedi know was dabbling in the dark side, left the Jedi Order, 10 years ago. The Sith, the arch-enemy of the Jedi who have not been seen in 1000 years, happened to have re-emerged 10 years ago. Also the Jedi know either a Sith Master or apprentice was killed 10 years ago (Darth Maul) thus leaving a job opening in the order of 2. Palpatine also became chancellor, 10 years ago. Oh and one more thing, the Chosen One just happened to have been discovered 10 years ago. Now fast forward to the present. You have Dooku working with the CIS, who have a droid army, that can clearly be used for war. The Senate is debating a Military Creation Act, coincidentally. It just so happens that the Jango fett-based clones are ready at the time of the battle of Geonosis. Is this not enough coincidences to figure that something is terribly wrong with these clones?? They're just here and paid for waiting for the Jedi to take? And where are the clones produced?? Kamino. The one system not showing up in the Jedi archives. Only a Jedi could have access to erase them from the system. Come on...it's Dooku! The idea that someone in this CIS, Republic clone /droid conflict is on both sides is all over the place. The clincher is seeing Jango fleeing to Geonosis! Why would he be going here unless if he was working with Dooku? Jango led Obi Wan to Geonosis on purpose so the other Jedi would follow and fall into Dooku?s trap. The Jedi know this by the time the battle starts. How else could Dooku have been so prepared? Then to top it off, we see Dooku and Jango together in the VIP box. Now we know they are in cahoots which means someone is orchestrating this phony war. Additionally, any good detective will look at a crime and examine who has benefited from all of this?? In this situation it?s 3 parties: Dooku, Palpatine and the Kaminoans. The investigation starts here. Even if that is not enough, Dooku confirms he is a Sith (says he has learned the dark side for 10 years...uses red saber, shoots lightning..etc..) and even tells Obi Wan that the Senate is being controled by the Sith! Assuming Obi Wan does not believe him, the mystery can still be solved. It does not matter who "Tyrannus" is. It does not really matter who personally ordered the clones. Before the movie even ends the Jedi know that the clones were ordered by an evil party, most likely the Sith and the entire Clone War is a fake war being planned by the Sith with help from the Senate. Once you know the Clones are corrupted (as if having Jango?s the assassin?s face was not enough of a clue), you know the war is fake. The bad guys ordered the good guy?s army!! I have said this before in different threads and I only repeat it because I think it is a huge hole in the movie. The mystery is solved. The Jedi should never fight the Clone War. It's clear the clones were a set-up by their enemies and that the war is fake.