Anybody who reads the news on a regular basis can see the evidence all over the place.
If this is about "a clash of civilizations" it should be obvious that we're losing.
There's no doubt that there's enough Western firepower left to retake the Kabul airport, but what about the next attack, or the one after that, or the one after that?...
There's no doubt Israel will prevail in the current Gaza conflict, and probably the next one, but who knows about the one after that or the one after that one?...
Islam is on the rise.
If we were smart, we would make peace with that.
Unfortunately, foreign policy in the West is too often left in the hands of the warmongers and their fellow-travelers in the military-industrial complex, who see conflict as a profit opportunity.
So I suppose it's gonna be salad days for the warmongers and the worst of days for the rest of us.