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We know that nearly all members of the Uchiha clan were part of the military police force that Fugaku was the head of.
When Itachi is accused of murder because he and Shisui were the only ones missing from the clan meeting. I think it is fairly safe to say that the meeting was for members of the rebellion (hence all the tension and pressure on Itachi to show up). This part certainly makes it sound as though the whole clan was involved (minus those too you young to fight such as Sasuke).
Madara says that the clan came together to organize a coup d'etat, he does not say 'select members' or even 'most' or 'many'. The way he describes it implies that the clan was united in this idea.
That isn't really the point I was getting at though, Itachi killed at least some innocent people, that is almost impossible to deny because there must have been some kids that were too young at the time. The point is that he had to kill everyone in the clan. Those were his orders and that is what the council was going to do anyway. If Itachi had just killed those capable of combat, the village would have stepped in and finished the job. Itachi was only chosen to kill his clan because he was the best person for the job. The massacre had been decided for awhile.
The Elders chose Itachi because they knew that by making him responsible they could prevent any blame from being placed on themselves or ANBU. Itachi saw that they were correct in this and that if he took the all the blame it would massively decrease the possibility of war. Instead of it being political genocide it would look like the act of a lone psychopath.
For Itachi, the Uchiha massacre was about more than just preventing the Uchiha from rebelling. That was just part of it. The whole reason why the councilors and Danzou chose Itachi and why he accepted was that it prevented any blame from being placed on the institution of Konoha and thus prevented an uprising. From what Madara said, Konoha was planning on acting first anyway but if they had done so without Itachi, it would have still likely lead to war because it would make other clans fear the village itself.
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In left upper corner, Madara is saying that their eye technique can control the kyuubi, buy no one knew that it was Madara. Thats why they all accused the Uchiha's and that was all Madara's plan. Backstabbing Uchiha for letting him down 60 years ago. So, with statement, he doesn't say that he is the only one capable of controlling the kyuubi and what you need to do that, but who's says that there was no other sharingan user in the whole clan who had awakened MS, besides Itachi, Madara and Sasuke... that proof is gone bcause Itachi killed them all.
Thats why I said that they were trying to release the kyuubi to take over Konoha, simple because it was sealed in Naruto and the tablets @ their secret meeting place, you can read that you need MS to control the beast.. exactly what Sasuke read after the massacre of the clan.
So, not killing women or even childer, would be wrong, because executing the whole clan was and is the best way to finish the job efficiently and quikly.
Uchiha's are based on hatred, revenge and power.. they didn't thought about the innocents lives that they would have brought, if the coup was executed.
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Danzou is a petty, evil, conniving, weak, cowardly man. Guess that is why I think He and the like make for a better villain than Madara. I mean after Tobi, I can't just hate the guy.
I despise Danzou and his vulture way, of picking on the remmants and scraps of a battle to further his own power, but I need someone like that in the manga.
Stupid Uchiha's with their damn hatred and revenge. They deserved to die. Each and every one of them. because it is a fact, 100% proven that all of them are hateful, ungrateful war mongering bastards! KILL EM ALL! FOR KONOHA ALALALALAALALA! except sasuke
Oh and remember how Itachi took all the blame for the massacre, how would that be different if he let the innocents live? He would have still taken the blame no? Thus preventing the political fallout that you fear would have broken down Konoha.