Some fear post-revolution Libya may look like Iraq

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Reporting from Tripoli, Libya— The rapid rebel takeover has left Libya’s capital teetering, with young men firing antiaircraft weapons into the air and gunmen at checkpoints hustling anyone they regard as mildly suspicious into overcrowded detention centers. Some people are beginning to worry about an unflattering comparison: Baghdad. Food and gasoline are in short supply. Tripoli residents complain of outages of electricity, telephone service and water. Commercial life has ground to a dramatic halt, with nearly all shops and businesses shuttered. As residents broke the Ramadan fast Friday evening, much of the city was dark. For now the euphoria of dislodging Moammar Kadafi from his…

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