Also, how the rest of the village view the Uchihas matter. Things are never that simple. A lot of Uchihas could simply be content with being members of the police force as it was quite an honorable and prestigious job. Many may not even be aware of this "glass ceiling" placed upon them by the leaders.
No, according to Tobi and Itachi, the segregation happen after the Kyuubi incident. The Elders used the Kyuubi incident as the excuse to make their play, which included taking whatever political power the Uchiha clan held. We know that because it was specifically mentioned that coup was over political power. The Anbu on the other hand probably wasn't a great issue, since the Uchiha clan had their own agents in Anbu feeding them intel.
You are also right about pushing the clan to the verges of breaking point. That additional segregation was clearly the last straw.
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Last edited by shahdan; October 14, 2012 at 04:10 PM.
In his short time as Hokage four things came from the fourth's legacy. He prevented kumogakure from ascertaining the kyuubi not once but twice, then he defended the village from the Kyuubi and assured it would still stay in the village's hands. The final and the greatest aspect of his Legacy was giving konoha Naruto their savior, mostly Kushina's achievement but nonetheless he was apart of it. The bad that came, was his failure to kill the masked man and abandoning his child.
I don't think the failure to kill Tobi was really a bad thing, considering what Tobi could tank. I'm pretty sure if that was a regular body, Tobi would have been at the best, paralyzed from the rasengan.
Remember, it's uchiha's fault on why the elders doesn't trust them anymore. They're suppose to be the konohas finest police and yet they're nowhere to be found at that assault. Why? Do you think that's just an coincidence? Hell Noh.
There must be something going to happen at that night. Tobi attacking the konoha and the uhiha nowhere to be found, is somehow like a plan/strategy.
It maybe an assumption, but tobi must be controlling the uchiha leaders/elders to help him at that night. Maybe theuchiha clan is already trying the coup through the help of tobi and the kyubi. Because, it doesn't make any sense on why tobi did attack the konoha all by himself.
So, don't just blame the konoha's elders. Its the uciha's fault on why itachi killed them all. In fact, itachi stated that the uchiha clan at that time has a useless idea/plan.
Lol, this is really funny
Remember what itachi said to sasuke? The uchiha clan has a useless idea/plan after the coup. So blaming the konohas elders isn't right. They never used any genjutsu to itachi for betraying his clan. Itachi did killed the uchiha on his own will.