ATTACK US AND YOU KILL YOUR FRIENDS.
How long can a state last when it uses it's citizens as human shields? Can a state be considered viable at all in this condition? Perhaps. It might continue to exist for some time. Witness former USSR, Poland and East Germany for a few examples. But can it be considered legitimate? Not if we accept defense of the rights, lives and property of it's citizens to be one of the primary, legitimate roles of the state.