By Shannon Knutsen and Charles C. Johnson
The White House called the Charlie Hebdo cartoons “deeply offensive” in 2012 but Hillary Clinton’s State Department published racist cartoons at the same time.
The cartoons frequently refer to diplomatic posts in Slavic countries as “Ickystan” and in one cartoon, “Smeshnostan.” “Smeshno” is a Bulgarian term that can be translated as stupid or irrational.
Attached are cartoons that ran in the State Dept magazine from May 2012 to May 2013. The May 2012 magazine also included an article on quelling stereotypes.
The recurring sentiment is clear State Dept employees dread being assigned to these Slavic “__stan” countries.
Read them for yourself.
We have no idea why our taxdollars are paying for this, either.