The Israel military establishment has cried to the AP that it might not have a free hand to intimidate and wage aggressive military campaigns against its neighbors if Iran were to possess a nuclear deterrent:
The Associated Press: Israel: Nuclear Iran could deter military action: "JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli military official says a nuclear Iran could make it tougher for Israel to act against enemies closer to home.It does not occur to the AP to ask Israel's neighbors how the Zionist nuclear arsenal makes it harder for neighboring countries to act against their adversaries -- as if none exists, or their interests are irrelevant.
Military planning division chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel says a nuclear-armed Tehran could constrain Israel from striking Iranian-backed Islamists groups in Lebanon and Gaza — Hezbollah and Hamas respectively.
Eshel said Tuesday that if Israel is "forced to do things in Gaza or in Lebanon, under the Iranian nuclear umbrella it might be different.""
This is yet another of the plentiful examples of why the AP and other US-corporate media entities are nothing but government-propaganda shills, providing a lopsided and totally useless perspective on the international scene.
If you want spin or incessant pro-imperial bias in your reporting, you've come to the right place: the AP is a dependable mouthpiece for the oppressors of working people everywhere.