For lack of a better term, Libya is now embroiled in what can only be described as a civil war.  What began as a loud protest on February 15 has now grown into a bloody revolt as a majority of Libyans are calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down.  The Libyan leader is now holed up under heavy guard in Tripoli and has ordered counterattacks on the rebels in several cities.  A convoy of SUVs with anti-aircraft guns, backed by several hundred Gadhafi troops roared into the city of Brega on Wednesday morning and engaged opposition fighters flying the old flag of the Libyan monarchy.  Initially they gained control of the city, but rebel forces soon came up from other cities and beat back the government troops.  NATO and U.S. officials say they are considering imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, a move that Gadhafi said in a televised speech would turn Libya into another Vietnam as he proposes arming supporters from government weapons supplies, saying that thousands of Libyan citizens are prepared to die for their country.  Russia is refusing to sanction the NATO move, and one has to wonder if the Soviets are planning to back up Gadhafi's regime.  Meanwhile, Libyan oil production has slowed to a trickle, and world oil prices are soaring up.  In southern California, for example, gas prices have gone up as much as forty cents a gallon in just a couple of days as the greedy oil barons are hiking prices on gas they have previously paid for at the lower rate in order to maximize their profits.