Second thoughts on this petition to take down Syria’s regime?

I email Professor Jonathan Sarna about this petition he signed in 2013 along with Leon Wieseltier, Joseph Telushkin, Shmuly Yanklowitz, Avi Weiss, Yosef Blau, David Wolpe, Eric Yoffie, Menachem Genack, Steven Weil, Haskel Lookstein, Mark Dratch, Jeffrey K. Salkin to push America to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in Syria:

I wonder if you have any second thoughts about signing your name to
this petition?

I think it is fair to say that the destabilization of the Assad regime
in Syria has been the “most globally destabilizing event since 9/11.”

Perhaps organized Jewry’s push to knock off the Assad regime was not
such a great idea.

He replies:

No second thoughts. Had Pres. Obama knocked off the great mass murderer Assad, as he should have done, and had he set up a no-fly zone in Syria for refugees, as he should have done, thousands of people would today be alive and the European refugee crisis would not exist.

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