Did you just draw a parallel between Microsoft/Linux and the US/terrorist groups around the world? I hope you realize how stupid that sounds.The US government has sponsored many NGOs operating in other countries. These NGOs helped to stage revolutions and overthrow the governments in these countries. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on your perspective, though somehow I think the US would not appreciate it if a foreign entity would be sponsoring a revolution in the US.
Bottom line is the US government sponsored these NGOs not because it cares about human rights etcetera but for the sole purpose to accomplish regime change.
That should be obvious, every corporation has it's own agenda: make money for its shareholders. This includes Red Hat, (the late) Novell, Google and the rest. If that happens to involve Linux along the way, the better for us. Microsoft is no exception.And so it would be foolish to think Microsoft is sponsoring this project because for it's love for Linux or open source. Microsoft has its own agenda that often doesn't align very well with open source.
In any case, this is more FUD. You don't know if Microsoft is involved, yet theorize that it is and use this supposed involvement to paint the new company in a bad light.