Trying to answer this question while looking at some recent news and reports regarding the support the regime from Tripoli enjoyed at various international and academic levels.
For example, LSE wasn't alone in its support for Gaddafi and his family. Michigan State University too contributed to the training of Libyan officials. Additionally, an impressive lobby was mobilized in the last decade for improving the image of the tribe-man on the international stage. And Tony Blair's "friendship" is well-known, isn't it?
The fights continue in Libya.