The official reason for the US presence in Somalia is to fight the perennial war against terrorism, due to the country's location. The real reason is oil.
Not everyone who donated to super PACs wants the public to know that they did. One of the favored vehicles for these secretive donations is limited liability companies.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.