As well all know Sai has been dispatched to Kakashi's team. Just befor they where due to meet at the gate what apears to be Sai's mentor (think that is what sempai means) he has delivered special orders given directly from Danzo former leader of the dispanded Root section of ANBU. But what could these orders be? I believe that sai's mission is to eliminate naruto. Now befor you go "No way you fool!" just take a moment to think about it. -Danzo was adimant Sai was to join Kakashi's team. -The elders have been fretting over naruto recently have they shared these worries with Danzo. -Danzo lives for action he's not one to take risks a military man through and through. Now lets just try and predict his trail of thought. -Naruto is a Jinchuriki. -An orginisation comprised of S-Rank criminals are known to be after the Jinchuriki. -Akatsukis have attacked the sand village with only two of their memebers, kidnapping a hokage and leaving many of the guards dead. -Naruto is constantly chasing down Orochimaru thus giving Oro more reason to come after konoha and try to eliminate it again. If this is indeed Danzo's trail of thought then surley it would be better for the village if the Jinchuriki was eliminated. This mission is the perfect oppertunity they are in a foreign country openly expecting to encounter resistance. Being from ANBU it would be perfectly plausable that Sai could elliminate Naruto and make it look like the enemys doing. Befor you say its impossible because Naruto is the main character, it could be a failed assasination attempt. So Is Naruto the target of a ANBU ROOT assasination mission?