Limiting bloodshed will require leadership from Italy
4-step process for peaceful, democratic revolution
As Italy is Libya's biggest trading partner, and Destination One for Libyans if the local economy collapses, it is both self-serving and responsible for Italy to begin taking a bigger role in solving the Libyan crisis. The best path for a relatively bloodless revolution (from here...) in Libya would involve several stages:
A) The military deposes Gaddafi, and takes power in Western Libya
B) Military forms transitional co-government with rebels from Eastern Libya
C) A new constitution will be agreed upon, and a date for free and fair elections
D) Elections take place and Libya then will have a democratic government in place
For this to happen, Italy needs to get on the phone to certain key generals, offering major financial aid to Libya's military and future government, and longterm assistance with the transition to an open, democratic society.