Libya's foreign minister Moussa Koussa was in Tunisia on a diplomatic mission.
On 31 March 2011, we read that he mysteriously arrived at the UK's Farnborough airport before being taken to London.
Did he defect or was he pressurised? (Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa defects to Britain)
Brian has provided some useful links:
1. Reason for Libyan war? Gaddafi wanted to nationalise oil.
"On February 16, 2009, Gaddafi ... called on Libyans to back his proposal to dismantle the government and to distribute the oil wealth directly to the 5 million inhabitants of the country.
"However, his plan to deliver oil revenues directly to the Libyan people met opposition by senior officials who could lose their jobs due to a parallel plan by Gaddafi to rid the state of corruption."
2. Toward African freedom in Libya and beyond.
"No one has shouted any louder than Gaddafi that Africa must be for the Africans...
"Why hasn’t the Western world rolled into Israel or the West Bank and saved the Palestinian people who suffer true slaughter and discrimination at the hands of Israel?"
Khalifa Hifter, the new leader of Libya's opposition military, spent the past two decades in suburban Virginia.
Hifter is CIA.
Mar 26, 1996 - "Reuters news reports ... state that unrest in ... Eastern Libya is caused by armed rebels... This is an operation to overthrow Gaddafi led by Col. Khalifa Hifter, of a contra-style group based in the United States called the LibyanNational Army."