IMPERIAL CENTER (CORUSCANT) - Analysts of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) have identified the symbolism used by the 'Alliance "Free" News' as belonging to the fanatical cult that undermined the Galactic Republic. These analysts infer that the same fanatical cult may be behind the Rebellion just as they were behind the Separatists.
The logo of the so-called 'Alliance "Free" News' (A"F"N) (pictured left) contains the emblem of the disbanded Jedi Order, a fanatical religious cult which used to engage in behind-the-scenes subterfuge and mind control in order to maintain covert power over the Republic.
The Jedi cult once usurped military control over Republic forces, but nevertheless secretly aided the separatist cause by mismanaging the war while one of their own, Count Dooku of Serenno, led the Separatist forces. When then-Chancellor Sheev Palpatine would not submit to their increased demands for authority, members of the Jedi Order attacked the soon-to-be Emperor in an attempted coup d'état against the legitimately elected order of the Republic. Their betrayal forced Palpatine to declare a creation of the Empire and the disbanding of the Jedi order.
With the brandishing of the emblem of the Jedi cult, the Rebellion, also known as the "Alliance to Restore the Republic" signals the sort of regime they are seeking to "restore": one in which members of a shadowy cult direct matters from behind the scenes, using a form of hypnosis to manipulate galactic governance.