Even if the Databank's statements are sometimes unreliable, one of the newest novels (Force Collector) shows Sifo-Dyas actually stating that he'd ordered the clone army, in his distress call when the Pykes are attacking his ship. The protagonist of the novel finds the recording: "This is Master Sifo-Dyas, en-route to the desert moon that orbits Oba Diah. I'm with ... with - Silman, flying emergency survival capsule number 775519, and our long-range transmitter has been knocked out. We're under attack by the Pykes, and I'm preparing to jettison this project in hopes that it will be found, and-" [static] "And the truth is, we won't make it out of this alive. If that's the case, so be it. But there are things that mustn't be lost. This is what it's come to - and I want ... | want everyone to understand that I've done my best. Some may disagree with my methods, but these are desperate times and someone, somewhere should know: as you are aware, I have seen a vision of the future that I feel warrants an army. You've disagreed with me, but I felt I had no choice. Therefore I have ordered one: a clone army from the Kaminoans. Something must be done, and I have made that decision. It may haunt me, and-" [static] "or then again, maybe I won't have to live with that decision very long at all." "Hurry - we can't take another hit like that!" "Come find me!"