Edelweiss, schnitzel’s nice, ev’ry morning you greet me…

September 30, 2010

Blog Guy, I’ve been reading that two men accused of espionage for Libya are on trial in Germany. Are you covering it?

Yes, but privacy laws in the German courts are very strict, as we’ve seen before.


For instance, I can’t give you the defendants’ full names. This guy here is identified only as Adel.

Can you give us any other details at all?

adel this vertical 260Sure. In these photos, I believe Adel is ordering from the lunch menu. I expect it will be the schnitzel today, but he may go with the hasenpfeffer…

That’s it? What he may have for lunch?

Yes, but you didn’t hear it from me.

Look, if you’re half the journalist you’re supposed to be, you’ll find out his full name and age, at least!

Okay, it took two hours and some serious bribe money to a bailiff, but I got the name and age. The defendant behind the menu is Adel Weiss….

Blog Guy, you’ve been had! “Edelweiss” is a SONG from “The Sound of Music.” What about his age?

Uh-oh. Then I’m guessing maybe he’s not really “Sixteen going on Seventeen,” either…

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Defendant Adel A. hides his face behind his files as he awaits the start of his trial in a courtroom in Moabit district in Berlin September 27, 2010. Two Libyans are on trial in Germany accused of espionage for Libya. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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And the pic says, Adel A! For your “theory” to stick, he shoulda been Adel W! Or something like that….

Oh, I need someone to fix me up with Medidonuts.. the sprinkly kind, of course!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

If you look at the second pic you will notice Adel is puffing out his chin sac as a sign of intimidation and fear. Adel, it would seem, is a frog.

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Raindrops on rocket launchers,
Whiskers on insurgents,
Bright copper IEDS,
Explosives mixed with detergents.
Brown paper packages tied up with stings,
These are a few of Adel A’s favorite things.

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@Nosmo..LOL that is bloddy brilliant! 😀

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Nosmo! You are truly the mightiest of them all!
I cant stop laughing!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

So still no lunch for poor Adel? I bet somewhere in his youth or childhood, he must have ate something good…

Nosmo, you da King!

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