Western countries should generally stop dealing with Saudi Arabia as they have done but Oil + Money are a powerful convincer that ethics are overrated.
But to take action suddenly over this one incident would be silly. They have been killing people for years - normal citizens in executions. This is a guy who was involved with middle-eastern politics, the Bin Ladens and all that, I almost wonder why the media is so keen to label him a 'journalist' when 'activist' may be more appropriate.
But that leads us to the important thing - it's a story because they consider him a journalist. There's nothing journalists like to focus on more than threats to journalists.
Sorry, but we should not be going to war for this guy. We should be stopping arms sales, but even self-righteous Canada isn't doing that.
It's all talk, all rhetoric. Nothing will happen. Nothing with change. the mid-terms will take over the news cycle shortly and the world will move on.
The saudis should stop being armed and eventually they will fall. We should let the Arab countries, the islamic sects, do what they have done for centuries - just kill each other.
It's not our fight and we should stop sacrificing people to keep a peace that isn't wanted.
If we wanted to save lives, we should stop allowing the saudis to export their extremism and build mega-mosques to recruit jihadists in the west.