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?
If you were part of a consortium of the Western Hemiphere's largest bankers, politiicians, and crooks (that may be redundant), where would you keep YOUR GOLD ?
Fort Knox ? Don't make me laugh.