Voice of America (VOA) reported about a new survey that shows 40% of Americans believe that the terrorists are winning against the USA:
Survey: 40 Percent of Americans See Terrorists Winning War on US
December 28, 2015
A new poll sponsored by news channel CNN shows more Americans dissatisfied with U.S. anti-terror efforts than any time since September 11, 2001, with 40 percent saying terrorists are winning the war on the United States.
Those findings, published Monday, come just weeks after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. They show nearly three-quarters of Americans critical of anti-terror efforts by the Obama administration — far surpassing the 61 percent who voiced similar sentiments against the George W. Bush White House in 2007.
The survey, conducted jointly with the Opinion Research Corporation, shows 55 percent of Republicans believe that Islamist extremists have gained the upper hand, while 52 percent of Democrats see the global conflict as a stalemate.
Forty-nine percent said they favor sending ground troops into battle against Islamic State extremists occupying large swaths of Syria and nearby northern and western Iraq. A similar survey in the days after the San Bernardino massacre showed 53 percent backing the deployment of U.S. troops.
Terrorism and issues of national security have dominated the 2016 race for the White House, with several other surveys in recent weeks showing security concerns now top the economy as the No. 1 voter issue.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has gone so far as proposing a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States, until Washington can “figure out what’s going on.”
The White House quickly condemned that proposal as “totally contrary to our values as Americans.” http://www.voanews.com/content/poll-americans-see-terrorists-winning-war-on-united-states/3121870.html
Notice also the following:
December 28, 2015
Pundits might point to billionaire Donald Trump’s huge lead in the GOP presidential primary race as being the result of his generally anti-Washington, anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-politically correct attitude.
If so, it’s not just whites who are ticked at the bureaucracy, but minorities too.
Because a new poll, which still has Trump leading the race, shows 40 percent of blacks are lining up behind Trump, as are 45 percent of Hispanics, and even nearly 19 percent of Asians.
Blacks and Hispanics, in fact, even support Trump at a higher level than whites.http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/minorities-line-up-behind-donald-trump/#z4YimpFvSac2OXzv.99
Donald Trump’s statements about immigration and terrorism have struck a cord with many, and is part of his support in various polls.
But are the terrorists are winning the war on the United States?
It depends on how one defines ‘winning.’
If winning is defined as changing how Americans live, eliminating rights of Americans, making travel more difficult, increasing government control over the lives of citizens, contributing to fear, influencing elections, and forcing the spending of inordinate amounts of money on ‘security,’ then yes, the terrorists are winning.
If winning is defined as the terrorists are getting close to taking over the USA, then no, the terrorists are not winning. A time of temporal peace will also exist for a time (cf. The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27) and that might well be a time of reduced terrorism.
So, if the terrorists are not actually winning militarily, will they one day contribute to the takeover of the USA?
Will electing either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump be able to stop this from happening?
Consider that a study of Muslims in the USA that came out several months ago found that there is a major risk of terror and violence from American Muslims:
Almost 30 percent of American Muslims believe it is legitimate to use violence “against those that insult the prophet Muhammad, the Qur’an, or Islamic faith.”One quarter of Muslims said that “violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.”
Even more ominous, “nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country,” the CSP polling data showed.http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/poll_shows_high_levels_of_support_for_shariah_law_and_violence_among_american_muslims.html#ixzz3trmaHwv3
So a quarter of Muslims in the USA believe that violence against Americans to support global jihad is justified. The USA is not planning on deporting the apparently million or so Muslims who live in the USA that would support violent terrorism under certain circumstances.
Would any significant amount of Muslims be willing to actually cause major violence?
Notice something from Psalm 83:
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. (Psalms 83:3-8)
Psalm 83 is very likely to involve terrorism. Why? BECAUSE taking “crafty counsel” sounds like plotting terrorism (see also Why Terrorism? Is Terrorism Prophesied?). Nearly all the above peoples in Psalm 83 are ethnically from lands that are dominated by Islam, other than Assyria, which is prophesied to takeover the USA and UK per Isaiah 10 (see also Germany in Biblical Prophecy).
In the Book of Daniel, the Bible also tells of a deal between the finalKing of the South of the Middle East and North Africa and EuropeanKing of the North in Daniel 11:27, and that deal appears to be a little bit prior to the time that the USA is prophesied to be taken over per Daniel 11:39 (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).
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