Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Oct 2006 14:48 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Microsoft has denied allegations that it offered to guarantee an investment made in The SCO Group, a software company embroiled in a long-standing intellectual property dispute with IBM. "Microsoft has no financial relationship with BayStar and never agreed to guarantee any of BayStar's USD 50 million investment in SCO," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.
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RE[3]: Proof
by bnolsen on Wed 11th Oct 2006 18:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Proof"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

More correctly, they are NOT US citizens and therefore are not (necessarily) entitled to the same rights and privileges US citizens are.

Not to mention they were all caught in the act of trying to kill Americans while not wearing an identifiable uniform or representing a declared power in the conflict (go read the geneva conventions please).

Anyways this is totally off topic and stupid political statements don't belong in this discussion.

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RE[4]: Proof
by hamster on Wed 11th Oct 2006 19:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Proof"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

"Not to mention they were all caught in the act of trying to kill Americans while not wearing an identifiable uniform or representing a declared power in the conflict (go read the geneva conventions please)."

That makes them spies... And according to the geneva conventions the way to deal with spies is a fast execution.

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[OT] They weren't actually all caught in the act
by robilad on Wed 11th Oct 2006 23:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Proof"
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2006-01-02

Some of the people that were so far released from the Guantanamo facility have not been engaged in hostilities against US forces. Rather then being caught in the act, they were delivered to US forces through allied forces, like the case of <a "http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3868-2005Mar26.html"... Kurnaz, who was kidnapped in Pakistan, and spent five years being held captive by the US forces in Guantanamo Bay.

Since the Hamdan vs Rumsfeld decision, the combatant status review tribunal has determined that around thirty people held in Guanatamo Bay as enemy combatants are no such thing. Many of them have since been released.

Given that the tribunal reviewed around 550 cases, a margin of error of more than five percent is quite significant.

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