There are more and more fresh signs that Libya is heading towards another civil war. American Embassy staff have already been evacuated from Tripoli and there is a travel warning in place. On top of this the British Embassy are following the same example. In recent months there was a bomb explosion outside of the French Embassy.
The present strife seems to be the militias that had refused to be disarmed. They have been demanding that all Gadhafi era officials resign from their positions. Among those officials there are men who had almost nothing to do with the actual regime, but they had jobs relating to the oil industry etc. The mobs have been gathering in Tripoli and they have successfully shut down both the Justice and the Defense ministries.
If the mob is successful where those demands are concerned, then it is plausible that there will be a takeover by those associated with either/both Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists. At the present time neither group has a majority in the Libyan Parliament. Those in charge come from a more moderate background. (Yes I know this is contrary to what a lot of people believe, but Magarief is neither Muslim Brotherhood or Salafist, and the same goes with his Prime Minister).
The militias have been a constant and collective pain in the butt since the end of the civil war. There has been a lot of infighting with these people in the centre of the fights.
A word of caution here: Gadhafi armed those who were loyal to him. Although these people are not aligned to Gadhafi loyalists, there is always the possibility that the Gadhafi loyalists will seize the opportunity to strike as the present strife escalates. This would give the remaining Gadhafi children the opportunity to stage a comeback in the country…. and that would be very bad.
What I forsee is that there is big trouble ahead and that the strife in Bengahzi and Tripoli will end up causing another civil war.