Victoria Coren saying its 'not complicated' and that there should be intervention in Syria was ludicrous. It IS complicated.
Syria firstly is closely aligned with Iran, Russia and China. It has ties with Hezbollah and some Palestinian militant groups. There are still outstanding issues with Israel. It has an army of 220,000, one of the largest in the Arab world and a strong air defence system.
There are two groups in Syria - the Alawi Shia community, which is the minority sect - and the sect of Bashir al-Assad.
And the majority Sunni population, Sunnis make up the majority of the opposition.
Most Alawis support Assad, and Sunni middle-class, businessmen support the regime as they have been doing well and have profited under the regime. If a Sunni government come to power - then the Alawis fear massive reprisals against their community and could be wiped out.
It is a tinderbox situation, and there is no stomach in Washington or London for a fourth battlefront - after Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. And due to the geopolitical and geographical position of Syria, there is potential for a massive Middle East war. Syria is no Libya - so Victoria Coren was totally wrong on that point.