"Surely I wasn't the only one to see this coming?"
I am certain you wasn't, because alarm bells were ringing loud and clear from the very beginning.
There is no point in politicians telling the general public how they are going to provide millions of tax payers money in financial aid, and at the same time, totally ignore the root of the problem, and that is with the countries and the leadership, these people are fleeing from.
When this subject appears on a daily basis, I actually wonder how rich and more wealthy, some people are getting off the backs of the issues being discussed. Either by direct or indirect involvement?.