Well, it's Star Wars history and real world history. There was a CIA operative given stinger missiles to shoot down Soviet Union helicopters killing the Mujadeen in Afghanistan and another one armed with WMD's to fight the Iranians on his country's borders. Then the United States had to fight these guys (or the CIA was still their boss and there was a conspiracy to organize a fake fight against them to secure more favorable oil interests and maintain employment through the military and Middle East civilian contracts for campaign contributors. The actual names of the CIA operatives were Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and they were hired by the CIA Director George Herbert Walker Bush.
Also, the whole idea of Anakin creating insurgent groups that become the basis for the Rebel Alliance also seems like it's been done. Wasn't that supposed to be the big twist in The Force Unleashed, where Vader orders Starkiller to go undercover and infiltrate the fledgling Alliance to smoke out its leaders and then Starkiller goes rogue and essentially becomes a founding member of the Rebellion.