You had a rough starting hand to be sure, but I have willingly let Blockade trigger and still played some competitive games. Admittedly, that was mostly to hold De-Stalinization, but bad card draws tends balance itself out over the game. What you could have done was just leave West Germany open, play 4 into Italy, two into Greece, and 1 into Austria or Spain. Or, 3 into Italy and 1 into Canada (bringing it to 3), Spain, Greece and Turkey. Sets you up wonderfully for Marshall Plan, making it unplayable for your opponent. I'm guessing your opponent combo'ed Socialist Governments with an Italy Coup? Which is a danger of this set up, but then he is giving you Western Asia, which if that whole "Europe Control" thing doesn't work out is a challenge to overcome.
On the otherhand, since you had Comecon, then you had your discard card, so you had the right set up, I think. You just needed to have held on to that card to the last turn.
Really, the only problem card in your hand, once you (imho) correctly headlined Middle East Scoring is Nasser. Ultimately, you are probably just going to have to bite that bullet and give him Egypt and Libya until Sadat roles around.