Comment: I was in Moldova in about 2005

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I was in Moldova in about 2005

and I saw the US Embassy. Its a very small Embassy so I thought I would take a picture. When I held up my camera I was immediately rushed by two Moldovan police officers. The girl I was with explained that I was a foreigner and that I didn't know any better preventing my camera from being confiscated or me being arrested.

I commented afterward to her that such a thing would NEVER happen in America. I said we are proud of our public buildings and proud when someone takes a photo of them.

That was before the balance of authoritarianism in Moldova sunk lower than our own level of fascism in the US.

(By the way - in Moldova you can't even take a photo of the menu at McDonalds - evidently they fear spies from Burger King.)