Lybia has 200 Billion US dollars in foreign banks. All this money was accessible to Muammar Ghaddafi either/or his sons.
When the Bengazi tribes vacillantly rebelled, he could have hired mercenaries and pay 1,000,000 dollars per rebel skalp. What is say 1 billion dollars when you have 200 in reserve? What is money for?
But no, he took the honorable way of the desert Arabs. He led his army in person, with his sons, cousins and tribe following him. NATO, from 14,000 feet, bombed the sh-t out of his sons, his cousins, his tribe, his army.