Big GOP donor will reap huge profits from lifting of sanctions on Iran

Big GOP donor will reap huge profits from lifting of sanctions on Iran

“Follow the money” is a common answer to questions about political motivation. It may not explain everything in this case, but it is certainly relevant. …

Take Boeing, for example.

Based in Chicago, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, with revenues expected to surge past $96 billion this year. It is a major GOP donor. It gives mountains of money to Democrats, too, but the lion’s share of its political contributions go to Republicans. …

It just so happens that Boeing stands to reap huge money from Obama’s lifting of the sanctions. …

Once the sanctions are lifted, the mullahs are expected to order up at least 100 new aircraft in just the next year, and 400 over the next decade. That means tens of billions of dollars in sales for manufacturers positioned to satisfy those pressing needs.

No company is better positioned than Boeing. It not only has the models Iran wants and the production capacity to fill huge orders. Boeing also ingratiated itself with the mullahs last year by leaping into action when President Obama, eager to keep Iran at the negotiating table, granted some limited sanctions relief. Reuters reported that the company “sold aircraft manuals, drawings, charts and data to Iran Air.”

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