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What does the following rebus represent?

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⌊edifices.⌋ ++ |clone| + |collapsed| ++ ⌈Shrub⌉+ |the|

Hint:

it's probably a three-word affirmation

Second Hint:

If you got the sentence right, there's steel a "picture" in it ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this about the rot13( gjva gbjref ) $\endgroup$ – Z. Dailey Apr 4 '16 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ The use of floor and ceiling brackets definitely interests me. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 4 '16 at 21:55
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    $\begingroup$ It appears to be a hint that Shrub is the first word. It's capitalized and has the ceiling brackets. The rest are pipes. Then edifices has a period and a floor tag. Almost as if the words are stacked on top of each other and boxed in. But collapsed clone edifices makes me think... @Deusovi $\endgroup$ – Z. Dailey Apr 4 '16 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Z.Dailey: Your thoughts were correct. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 4 '16 at 22:42
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The sentence is

Shrub collapsed the clone edifices.

Substituting words for their synonyms, we get the phrase

"Bush collapsed the twin towers"

representing the common meme

"Bush did 9/11".

The picture is:

| | | ⌈ Shrub ⌉ |collapsed| + | the | ++++ | clone | + ⌊edifices.⌋

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  • $\begingroup$ That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure and kinda felt that the puzzle might be in poor taste. Didn't want to post it and be wrong and offensive at the same time. >.> $\endgroup$ – Z. Dailey Apr 4 '16 at 22:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Z.Dailey: Agreed, it absolutely is in poor taste. But it's an internet meme, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 4 '16 at 22:45
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    $\begingroup$ Yah. I wasn't thinking of the meme as much as a political statement. ;) $\endgroup$ – Z. Dailey Apr 4 '16 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ And lest we forget Jet fuel can't melt steel beams $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Apr 5 '16 at 4:21
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Totally wild shot, is it

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Maybe 'cause

The first three "cloned edifices collapsed" mean "the twin towers...".
But just to get to New York City in a twisted crass way.
And Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs.
The capitalized "Shrub" means "tree" and the ceiling function means it's "growing".
The bars around "the" are squeezing it down to an "a".
The 3 lines on the left-hand side are an extremely poor ascii-art of a tree!

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, you're really creative... and I'm not $\endgroup$ – Kyle Apr 5 '16 at 11:26

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