I'm not an alarmist in any way, but I believe this is going to end in bloodshed, well, more bloodshed, and possibly war. If they can hang on until we get a new administration in, I think they will, and see what if any positive changes come with it. But I think if the feds continue to fuck with Arizona, Arizona will arm itself. And I think other states will join them if they do. Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help, Babeu said. If the president would do his job and secure the border; send 3,000 armed soldiers to the Arizona border and stop the illegal immigration and the drug smuggling and the violence, we wouldnt even be in this position and where were forced to take matters into our own hands, Babeu said. Dever said the federal governments failure to secure the border and its current thwarting of Arizonas effort to control illegal immigration within its borders has implications for the entire country. The bigger picture is while whats going on in Arizona is critically important, what comes out of this and happens here will affect our entire nation in terms of our ability to protect our citizenry from a very serious homeland security threat, Dever said. People who are coming across the border in my county arent staying there. Theyre going everywhere USA and a lot of them are bad, bad people. "Both men said they believe the outcome of the case has national significance.For us, this is a public safety matter and a national security threat, Babeu said. CNSNews.com - Arizona Sheriff: ?Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy?