A White House spokesman today said it is apparent that last week’s attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was an act of terrorism.
“It is self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.”Our embassy was attacked violently and the result was four deaths of American officials.”
Carney also noted that the killings are still under investigation, and, “we have no information at this point to suggest that this is a significantly pre-planned attack.”
Carney spoke as CNN and others, citing unnamed sources, reported that slain U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens had “worried about what he called the never-ending security threats in Benghazi and mentioned his name was on an al Qaeda hit list.”
The White House spokesman also cited testimony from National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen, who told a Senate hearing yesterday: “I would say, yes, they were killed in course of terrorist attack on our embassy.”
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