Who will lead the new alliance or will there be war?
After having read the past couple of chapters it seems like there is no one who will be accepted by all 5 Kages and the Iron country Kage, Mifune.
1.) Kazekage (Gaara,wind) - too young (see twistedlink's thread for a more thorough discussion)
2.) Mr T. (i.e Raikage,lightning) - too emotional, amassed armies during peacetime
3.) Mizukage (hot chick,water) - Akatsuki sort of grew up in her backyard under a previous Mizukage.
4.) Tsuchikage (old man, earth) - actively paid for Akatsuki services
5.) Danzou (Hokage, fire) - betrayed and generated Pein, betrayed and generated Sasuke as avengers in Akatsuki. Coward who didn't fight during Pein's invasion. Has Shisui's Sharingan and eye.
5b.) Tsunade - no real secrets, if she wakes up soon, I'm not sure what issues can arise.
6.) Sleeper pick and potentially the most dangerous, the leader of the land of Iron who may not be what he seems.
7.) War: Personally, I think that there will be war, which is exactly what Madara wants if he can't control the leader.
I originally thought it would be: Wind, Water, and Fire. Now that Ao of the water has seen Danzou's Sharingan with a Byakuugan, there's bound to be tension. It may play out as Wind and Fire against the other three. I don't think that Gaara will abandon Konoha no matter what, but Danzou's secrets and betrayals are bound to backfire again. However, Madara may have sent in Zetsu to distract the committee from Ao's discovery of Danzou's Sharingan.
(Pick your countries, scenarios, etc.). I apologize if I missed or messed up facts, let me know and I'll fix them.
What happened to the Hinata smilie??