May 14, 2008, - 2:29 pm

Buh-Bye, Pradeep: “Palestinian Call Center, How May I Jihad You?”

By Debbie Schlussel
You know “Sean” and “David” a/k/a Pradeep and Srinivasan? They’re the ones you get on the phone when you call to complain about problems with that new printer or fax machine or some other call center function outsourced to India.
Well, say good-bye to “Sean” and “David” a/k/a Pradeep and Srinivasan, and hello to “Sean” and “David” a/k/a Mohammed and Yasser.
As I told you previously, despite our worsening economy and $4 per gallon gas, President Bush decided to bail out the Palestinians with a $250 million business development investment arm to fund Palestinian small businesses and a $500 Palestinian mortgage funds giveaway corporation.
Today, Bush is in Israel, and he has an even better idea on how to separate Palestinians from their terrorist ideals (kinda like performing a lobotomy): call centers.


Meet “Judy,” Phone Jockey & Magic “Solution” to Islamic Jihad

I personally would rather call Pradeep and Srinivasan–hoping they are the non-Muslim variety of Islams–with my password, ID, and address than I would Mohammed and Yasser.
But President Bush and failed CNN chief and Bush-appointed U.S.-Palestinian Partnership chairman, Walter Isaacson, plan to push U.S. companies to move their call centers and technology start-up spin-offs to the Palestinian Authority. Not exactly a brilliant move, when it comes to national security or getting good service on the phone.
If you didn’t like Pradeep’s and Srinivasan’s accents, multiply that by ten with Mohammed and Yasser. And add to it a little jihadi ethos:

“The more economic opportunities you have, the more likely you’re going to have a foundation and a constituency for peace,” said Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute and chairman of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership, a [U.S.] government-backed development group.
Efforts to build up the economy have been led by the Palestinian Authority, with support from the Bush administration . . . .
“With the relative stability you’ve had in the West Bank, it’s a huge business opportunity,” said Mr. Isaacson. “If war breaks out again it’s going to be a mess. But at the moment people are realizing that there’s double-digit growth, a highly educated population, and it’s a good place to be doing business.”
Mr. Bush likely will get an update on the economic situation when he meets on Thursday with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who now oversees the international peace effort. Mr. Blair has been touting high-profile industrial parks for the West Bank. Call centers and information-technology start-ups also are being considered, with housing and other infrastructure another big focus. U.S. consumer-products makers also are interested.

Sorry, but the presence or absence of call centers and high tech corridors won’t change the Palestinians’ desire to kill and maim. Don’t forget that Al-Qaeda has many wealthy terrorists and they smartly use a lot of high tech gadgets and the latest in IED high tech. Letting ’em get a job as Judy, the Time-Life phone jockey for a few hours each day, won’t change their devotion to jihad.
Palestinian Call Center, How May I Jihad You?

12 Responses

Amazing. Bush was going around Africa fighing AIDS (which people wouldn’t get if they learned how to control themselves) while we were losing Kenya. Now he is running around about the peace process while we are losing (or lost) Lebanon. No problem though, since they are working with the ‘international community’ to keep Lebanon under control. Instead of the war on terrorism, it is the war for terrorism. Helping the Palestinian terrorists, getting corporations to help the Palestinin terrorists, appeasing other looneys around the globe, it looks like the Bush administration just decided Obama was right after all, so why wait until January?

c f on May 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm

The insanity continues…

Thee_Bruno on May 14, 2008 at 3:08 pm

And to top it off, we still won’t be able to understand a damn word they’re saying when you call for “tech support?!”…

1shot1kill on May 14, 2008 at 3:42 pm

So, if I get “flirty” over the phone with a Muslima Dell rep, will they issue a fatwa? Will I have to find Salman Rushdie’s hideaway? Or will they stone her to death for “tempting” me?
Oh, the possibilities!

spiffo on May 14, 2008 at 8:28 pm

As if having to talk to a “Patel” every time my Dell seized up or Citibank double charged my debit card was not bad enough???

ParaLyzer on May 14, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Until now, tech support was generally, while inexcusable, an unintentional form of terrorism.
Not any more.

Shy Guy on May 15, 2008 at 2:47 am

Have any of you ever asked who you are talking with and where they are located? And are they required to answer truthfully?
I am willing to pull my accounts and my business from companies that are using terrorist countries for call in centers. If we all did that, maybe we could make a difference.

TheAwakenedOne on May 15, 2008 at 3:25 am

It is not like we need
Here in the US.
Go Ahead and export them all.
We gave in to those who wanted to shift from production-based to information-based economies. Now that we have it has become obvious that information-based jobs are even easier to export than production jobs.
So, let’s add to the National Debt to increase the resource base (with the concomitant residual financial benefits) of a group eager to enslave or kill US all, and slavering to kill off the most reliable allies to our way of life in the entire Middle East.

Jhn'1 on May 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I sure hope that the REAL strategy here is to make us start to be thankful for the Indian CSR centers in Calcutta!!
I never thought I’d feel that way–so I guess it is working that way for me. Faced with this rotten choice I’ll take Priya over Achmed any day!

BB on May 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm

“With the relative stability you’ve had in the West Bank, it’s a huge business opportunity,” said Mr. Isaacson. “If war breaks out again it’s going to be a mess. But at the moment people are realizing that there’s double-digit growth, a highly educated population, and it’s a good place to be doing business.”
Wait – what’s this? Double-digit growth and a highly educated population in the West Bank? So what about the claim that the poor Palestinian Arabs are undergoing a Holocaust, killed, starved, and marginalized by Zionist thugs?

commonsense on May 15, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Typical Bush, cowboy one day, moron the next.

ScottMaine on May 16, 2008 at 8:30 am

“Pradeep” and “Srinivasan” are most likely Hindu, or maybe Sikh; definitely those are not Muslim names. I think when you say you hope they are the “non-Muslim variety of Islam” you mean “the non-Muslim variety of Indians.” Anyway, most educated Indians, and there are a whole lot now, speak excellent, albeit accented, English. They do the call-centre work because they are willing to work for a fraction of what native-born Americans expect for the same kind of work. Keep that in mind when you are irked by the call centre worker with an annoyingly un-American accent.

angloirishslav on May 17, 2008 at 4:52 am

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