Monday, President Barack Obama met with Congressional Republicans to discuss military options in Syria.
Rose Safar, a Syrian-American living in Jacksonville, has been checking in with family and friends in Syria for days. Channel 4 has been talking with her along the way.
One thing Safar says is that there are a number of people in Syria who don't believe the president will actually attack Syria.
Sens. John McCain and Linsay Graham, both Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that America will begin support of Syrian rebels in addition to possible military strikes to destabilize the Assad regime which is accused of using chemical weapons on its own citizens last month.
Safar says all this chaos is unnerving for the Syrian people.
"Syria's history has never been like this," Safar said. "Up until 2011, it was the fourth safest country in the world. It was the country in the Middle East you could go to and feel safe, right at home, go out until six in the morning."
But what Safar says is most scary is that Syrian leaders have said if the U.S. attacks, they will defend themselves.
"It is going to be very dangerous if the U.S. takes action because the leaders don't take it as a joke," Safar said. "They are going to hit on Syria, not just Syria or the Middle East, but we have Russia, China, there's Iran. There are a lot of countries that are ready to fire back, but that's why we worry about the states as well. We are citizens of this country, we worry about the people here as well."