No, they don't.
What they want is their DAMN GOLD. We cruise missiled the heck out of Ghadaffi in pursuit of the gold from the Lybia National Bank.
The world's banking elite (like the FED RES) from US, England, France, etc., had their REAL GOLD (not the fake tungsten filled crap that most have gotten stuck with) hidden in the Libyan National Bank. All the involved parties (like England, France) joined the US in going after it.
Problem is that Ghadaffi moved it. We have been following the trail, and it looks like it went to SYRIA. As payback, we left Ghadaffi out to be butt-raped and then murdered.
No amount of effort, bombs, or lives of American soldiers will be spared in an effort to get the GOLD back for our RULING ELITE.
It's always about the money, and in this case the money is SOLID GOLD.
That is why this insane 'drive' to start shooting cruise missiles at Assad.
Huh? Why would major countries store their gold in Libya. that makes no sense.
I also thought that there is a western oil company (Apache?) drilling in western Egypt, and they wanted a friendlier government in Egypt so they could exploit Egypts resources to the fullest and they wanted Benghazi as the closest port.
I never heard that thing about Libya having gold. How did they get it?