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    Even if it is true that Israel helped the US contain the Soviets, so did the Saudis, and the Gulf states by refusing to join the Soviet camp unlike other Arab countries like Syria, South Yemen, and Iraq while at the same time their oil helped the western economies. It were the the Afghanis and Pakistanis who bore the brunt of the war which led to the demise of the Soviet Union. Millions of Afghanis were either killed or maimed in that war. To this day the Afghanis have not been able to recover from that encounter with the Soviets, while the Pakistani society became radicalized and militarized after the Afghan-Soviet war. Can Mr Netanyahu even remotely compare Israel's contribution in helping contain the Soviets with the cost that has been paid by Pakistan and Afghanistan in dealing with the Soviet Union? Mr Netanyahu is a master of spin. He can make black look white and white look black.

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