Wealthy Syrians 'continue lives' as US raises pressure
30 August 2013 Last updated at 19:30 BST
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Syrian government forces killed 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus last week.
The government of President Bashar al-Assad has denied carrying out last week's attack and blames rebel forces.
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen spoke to Syrians in an affluent part of Damascus about the threat of intervention by Western countries.