Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-10-22T19:54:15-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Georgia (and Arab Royals) On My Mind (Commentary),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3ce47180970c 2012-10-22T19:54:15-04:00 2012-10-22T19:54:15-04:00 A private contractor will be hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development to assess the agency's project-portfolio over five years in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia -- a portfolio that quietly benefits Arab royals. Steve Peacock House Tells Russia to Get Out of Georgia, While Quietly Building Up UAE Presence,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3c30508b970c 2012-09-20T10:44:52-04:00 2012-09-20T10:44:52-04:00 The U.S. House of Representatives this week condemned the Russian Federation's occupation of disputed land in the former Soviet republic of Georgia... What the U.S. government is playing down, however, is the fact that the Obama administrationat the same time is helping to finance power infrastructure projects in Georgia that directly benefit U.S. ally United Arab Emirates. Steve Peacock UAE Touts Helping U.S. Coalition Forces... USAID at Same Time Building Gas Pipeline Benefiting UAE,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167665016b1970b 2012-05-08T13:19:14-04:00 2012-05-08T13:19:14-04:00 The UAE embassy just tweeted that "UAE participated with US in 5 coalition actions in 20 years: Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Bosnia-Kosovo, Gulf War. " Does that possibly explain why USAID plans to build a gas pipeline to benefit the UAE-owned Poti Free Industrial Zone near the Black Sea? Steve Peacock U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves Forward,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676621ed29970b 2012-05-04T17:31:19-04:00 2012-05-04T18:12:35-04:00 The U.S has taken the next step in carrying out plans to help finance a gas pipeline-extension project benefiting royals of the United Arab Emirates. Steve Peacock USAID-Georgia Pipeline Project to Benefit Arab Royals,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015437626a99970c 2011-11-26T20:06:10-05:00 2011-11-26T20:06:10-05:00 The U.S.-backed construction of a 47 kilometer natural-gas pipeline is being touted as a means of promoting "energy security" in the former Soviet republic of Georgia; USAID, however, was not so quick to reveal that United Arab Emirates monarchs own a Free Industrial Zone (FIZ) that will benefit from the initiative. Steve Peacock