this is the #1 reason why arabs lose wars (at least conventional ones) and why so much of the arab world is in such stagnation. failure to accept personal responsibility for your own actions.
thats why the arab street is full of "zionist" stories about the Stonemasons, Elfs, etc, anything to put the blame of responibility on someone else's shoulders. In this case our friend Vane blames the Russians and teh Brits for Egypt getting its ass handed to it by Israel.
nevermind that Egypt had the latest Russian T tanks, Mig and Su fighter bombers and SA-7 batteries (numerically many times more than IDF equipment), but offcourse you dont see Egyptians investigating why they lost (incompetent commanders, shaky officer corps, poor battle tactics, lack of unit cohesion, etc), the blame easily goes to the outsiders, be it israelis, russians or the brits. typical.