As protests and military retaliation against protesters are escalating in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is losing control of his country and finding that even some of the armed forces are not siding with him.  Estimates that at least 1,000 people, mostly in the Tripoli region, are dead are offset by the growing wave of support for the protesters among the military.  On the western border with Tunisia, soldiers from that area refused to open fire on protesters and chased officers away.  They now guard the border, where signs saying "Welcome to the new Libya" have been posted.  Yesterday, two air force pilots who were ordered to bomb the opposition-held city of Benghasi ejected from their jet and let it crash in a deserted area rather than carry out the attack.  Shortly following this, Gadhafi went on national TV and radio and called on his supporters to help crush protesters, leading to new clashes that in effect amount to civil war.  Protesters currently control most of Libya's western section and are slowly cornering Gadhafi in Tripoli.  France, which once controlled large sections of North Africa, has openly called for the bloodshed to end and the European Union to cut off financial aid to Libya.  The unrest has caused upward spikes in the price of oil, as Libya supplies most of Europe's foreign oil, but the fighting has affected oil prices worldwide, with some places in America seeing an overnight increase of up to five cents a gallon