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Ep. 16 – Lawless Lands, Human Markets


The conversation continues with The Nazarene Fund’s Lt. Colonel Rudolph (“Rudy”) Atallah, USAF (Ret.), Chief Operating Officer of the Nazarene Fund, and Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad and CEO of the Nazarene Fund. In this episode we hear the harrowing stories of rescuing helpless women and children from organ harvesting, ritual killings, and sexual slavery in Africa. About Lt. Colonel Rudolph Atallah, USAF (Ret.) As a 21-year veteran, Lt. Colonel Rudolph (“Rudy”) Atallah served as Africa Counterterrorism Director (East Africa; Morocco-Tunisia); Special Attaché to the US Embassy (Ivory Coast-West Africa) and the Defense Intelligence Agency; Advisor to two US Secretaries of Defense; Advisor to the US Department of State; and as a pilot flying combat missions throughout the Middle East during his distinguished military career. As Chief Operating Officer of The Nazarene Fund, Rudy is now in charge of rescuing persecuted minorities in the Middle East and Africa. Over the last five years, he and his team have successfully relocated and supported over 110,000 conflict-displaced people, as well as rescued countless victims from terrorist-controlled territories. Rudy has been a featured guest on ABC, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, NPR, C-Washington SPAN’s Journal, and the National Geographic Channel, where he discussed his involvement in African counter-piracy and the successful resolution of the 2009 Maersk Alabama incident. He is an Atlantic Council Senior Fellow with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, as well as a Master of International Relations. He is also a published landscape, nature, and indigenous people photographer.

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