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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Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, is cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative, and co-chair of The Next System Project.