there has been so much that has been so wrong with the entire scam of deposing khadafi from the leadership of libya, one scarcely knows where to start. so let's jump right in with the question about the money:
Security Council Vote Looms on Unfreezing Libya Assets for Rebels - NYTimes.com: "UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council was planning to meet later Thursday for a vote on a resolution to unfreeze $1.5 billion in Libyan assets, which Western diplomats say will help avert a humanitarian crisis in Libya and strengthen the financial position of the provisional rebel government that has ousted Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi."the UN has through some apparent mystical means divined that the so-called provisional rebel government is the sole, legitimate owner of the nation of libya's financial assets.
we don't know rightly who these guys are, what level of support they enjoy amongst the libyan people, or scarcely anything else that would seem to legitimize this handover of national wealth to such a mysterious crew.
what does this say of the assets of other countries? hell, what does it say about the assets of our country -- in this case the US? it certainly seems to create a precedent that certain well-connected entities in international affairs hold the ultimate power over sovereign assets of other governments and countries -- of which they are neither citizens nor duly-appointed/elected representatives. in short, under the auspices of the UN, it's most powerful string-pullers in north america and europe have authorized larceny on a global scale -- in the interests of serving... themselves.
this should be revealed more fully as the situation in libya "stabilizes," and as the smoke clears we learn who pulled which strings on behalf of the eventual winners in the international free-for-all known as international law.
it must be reassuring to know -- if you are the one calling the shots -- that however belated the victory you can shape the geopolitical landscape to your satisfaction, and do it with impunity, all the while using international institutions like the UN to legitimize your rapacity.