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