You raise several interesting points, as expected of Freakshow.
But he's in charge of root and likely trained them yet he's a constantly injured old man, he logically shouldn't stand a chance against god and besides Pain>J-man>Itachi>Oro>3rd>Danzou and yet Danzou>Pain?? Hard to believe.
Most likely, he has some kind of strategy to use against Pain that involves some of the Root members. He was the man that competed with the third for the position of Hokage so he must have been pretty powerful and probebly was tactically sound. I knew that Danzou had something good up his sleeve especially since he tried to give Orochimaru all info on regular Anbu.
Itachi was ordered and it was more a whole new war could be started because of it all so it's more like 99 > 10, 000 and Danzou acted on his own behalf ignoring the Hokages wishes. It's a pretty different scenario.
Believe it or not, Danzou being sneaky bastard is needed, because Tsunade is acting over emotional and she is trying to do 'the right thing'. But she needs to focus on the big picture. I think it's hypocritical to say that what Itachi did (Killing off 100 to save 1000) is right and to say that what Danzou is doing is wrong.
That was uncalled for! You should respect the poor frog with cool Goggles. RIP Brave toad/frog! and May your brave goggles continue their awesomeness without you! *salutes*
Besides, that freaking frog had it coming, with that ugly expression!
True but he acts more evil than good, he could have just knocked the frog/toad out but no he kills it....he constantly ignores the hokages and runs around like he owns the place.
Danzou's final goal is currently unknown, we can't assume that he wants Konoha to fall, just because of his approach to treat the entire village like tools. IMO!
They've had it coming for some time and if they don't realise their mistakes and decide instead to help Danzou or further betray Tsunade then that just just proves she's been right all along.
Also, Tsunade's disrespectful act towards the elders was so NOT wise!
Now they'll act on their own behind her back, and most likely be on Danzou's side. So it would only make easier for Danzou to go further with his ulterior motives as I would assume.
Preventing Naruto's return lacked common sense as Naruto has bailed out the Leaf countless times, was trained by the best and is the 4th sons, where's the faith? and by preventing Naruto from returning will just further enrage God and cause even more deaths and destruction. Not int he best interests for someone who wants to protect Konaha.
Why els would he prevent Naruto from coming back. Your village is getting destroyed and to dangle Akatsuki's "holy grail" right in front of them isn't very smart. If Naruto was captured then you would be at a severe disadvantage... your village just got annihilated, countless ninja's were killed, and now, you're hastily forced into an unknown conflict.
True Tsunade is over emotional but the village is turmoil, it's under siege from god, I'd still trust her more than Danzou. He has been there but doing good or evil we don't know or maybe just pursuing his own goals? For the despicable act of killing a an innocent creature will cool goggles i judge him evil till proven otherwise!
You have to take more things into account then personal ambitions/feelings which Tsunade clearly was unable to. People need to understand Danzou's position, Tsunade has little respect for him and she despises him, so do the rest of the village, while this man has been standing behind Konoha in so many years. He was in the shadow of people like Sarutobi and Minato. He deserves alt eh respect.