A slur against the French would mean the info was was wong, incorrect or malicious. The facts are that 25 years ago this week six french saboteur, terrorist frogmen sneaked into Auckland Harbour, and blew up an anti-nuclear protest vessel the Greenpeace, which the NZ Government had permitted to berth there. A Brazilian seaman was killed in the blast – some will say it was murder! France and NZ were were supposedly friends and allies. Two of the terrorists were captured and convicted, and through an agreement between NZ and France sent to French Polynesia to serve their time. But the French renegued and let them go home after only two years. France paid some compo – but nothing to the murdered man’s family in Brazil. A slur against France, my friend?