The World In Peril: July 24th – July 30th

I am adding this weekly segment to the Depraved Indifference after reflecting on how ignorant we can become to what is happening around us in world affairs.  There are multiple hot spots around the world that create an incredible amount of violence and destruction.  And while it is not an attractive topic, it is an important one.  So each Sunday I will give you a cumulative view of the world’s destructive tendencies.

I am just sharing news stories at this juncture as there is very little narrative that I could add that would enhance the story.


21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast, weeks after deadliest in years

Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children


Mexican mayor, four others killed at public meeting

Saudi Arabia:

Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south: TV


At least 12 killed in twin suicide bombings near Mogadishu airport 


Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors, state TV


Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kurdish southeast: sources



Besties? – Man Wards Off Friend’s Advances By Killing Him And Feeding His Penis To The Dog?


Mario Alberto Lizalde Reyes


This little piece of stupidity gives our small site a little international flavor.  So Mario Alberto Lizalde Reyes was walking his dog with his “life long” friend, Mario Hernandez Banda in Ciudad Juarez.  Apparently Mr. Banda took a liking to his friend that extended beyond the bounds of normal friendship and Mr. Reyes took a little offense to this being perhaps mildly homophobic and quite inebriated.   While Mr. Banda decided to urinate in the alley way along their walk, Mr. Reyes shot him in the head.  But that was not enough to cover the slight that Mr. Reyes felt.  He thought it appropriate street justice to take his friend’s knife, pull down his pants, and sever his penis.  He then, for whatever reason, put his friend’s penis in a bag.  What the hell was he going to do with it?  Bronze it?  Was it some sort of trophy?  Alas, who knows, as it wound up being food for Mr. Reyes’ dog.  The dog was sniffing the bag, and he thought it an appropriate meal for his canine companion.  Mr. Reyes then preceded to go home to sleep off the evening, only to be filled with remorse in the morning.   When he told his stepfather about the incident in the morning, he wound up a human punching bag.  He later turned himself into the police.