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  •  Yes. Libya is far from peaceful. The people (0+ / 0-)

    are expecting far more than the government can supply and they are beginning to get frustrated after one year of waiting.The militant Islamist's will be the ones to gain from this dissatisfaction.

    The US will escalate the use of drones in the country in an attempt to counteract this which will only serve to exacerbate the conditions in Libya.

    Muslim extremists akin to al-Qaida spread fear in Libya's east
    By Abigail Hauslohner
    Washington Post
    Posted:   10/26/2012

    DARNA, Libya -- Operating from the shadows, Islamist extremists are terrorizing the eastern Libyan city of Darna, six weeks after the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi threw a spotlight on Libya's growing religious extremism.

    A campaign of bombings and death threats aimed at government targets is being blamed on armed extremists, including the city's most powerful militia, the Abu Slim Martyrs Brigade, whose ideology residents say is akin to al-Qaida's.

    What is unfolding may be the most extreme example of the confrontation under way across Libya, underscoring how deeply the fundamentalists have sown their seeds in the security vacuum that has defined Libya since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi last year.
    At first, the disappearances seemed hopeful, local authorities said. As the Abu Slim Martyrs Brigade retreated, the elected local council laid claim to their main base, an old sports complex, aiming to make it a police headquarters.

    Days later, an explosion ripped through the base's headquarters. Other explosions targeted the cars of a journalist and two local officials who had advocated for the militias' disbandment in the wake of the Benghazi attack. The elected authorities retreated.

    "It looks like the militias are dissolved, but the reality is still the same," said Awam of the local council.

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