Mubarak wanted Nukes, to deter Israel.
The United States does not rule out military action 'in response to the Libyan crackdown'. (Gun battles rage in Libya, US examines options )
Remember when NATO broke up Yugoslavia.
British special forces are ready to go to Libya (Libya: Special forces could help evacuate stranded oil workers)
UK and US special forces have already been working alongside Libyan special forces. (SAS trains Libyan troops - Telegraph)
The US and Libyan military sometimes work together.
On 23 February 2011, Yoichi Shimatsu, at New America Media, writes that America's Next War Looms in Libya
From this we learn:
1. On 22 February 2011, Gaddafi accused the USA of organising the current rebellion against his regime.
Now there are calls for the U.S. military to impose a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace, as was done over Kosovo during the NATO campaign to partition Yugoslavia in the late 1990s.
"In the Balkans case, the no-fly policy led to shoot-downs followed by an invasion of ground troops."
2. The Pentagon has a special forces base in the southwestern region of Fezzan in Libya.
Under a $165 million contract, General Dynamics provided high-tech communications for Libya's mobile elite forces.
The US Embassy's Jared Caplan talking with Libyan officials in the south region of Libya.
3. As shown in U.S. diplomatic cables, the US intrigues against Gadhafi involve secret ties with the Islamic Fighting Group, or al-Jamaa al-Islamiyya al-Muqatilah, which is on the State Department list of terrorist groups.
4. When confronted by Libyan officials, Al Jazeera producers admitted to broadcasting faked tapes.
For example, fake tapes of jets flying (in daylight) over protesters (in nighttime darkness).
That admission of falsified images could back the regime's claims of atrocities against civilians being exaggerated and sometimes fabricated.
SAS in Libya, WWII
5. What is happening across North Africa, is a U.S.-sponsored Islamic uprising, similar to the bloody Muslim coup against Indonesian independence leader Sukarno.
6. Mubarak wanted Egypt to have nuclear weapons in order to restrain Israeli aggression in Gaza and Lebanon.
The supplier of uranium would be Libya.
There has been a French-Libyan agreement to jointly build a civilian nuclear power plant, proposed during President Nicholas Sarkozy's visit to Tripoli in July 2007.
Libyan-Chadian uranium could be transported to Egypt via Ben Ali's Tunisia.
"Washington, as the protector of Israel's nuclear monopoly over the Mideast and Africa, went for a takedown of all three regimes."
MUCH MORE HERE: America's Next War Looms in Libya