Pushing for Spectres is good, it shows SA is not just sitting back and taking advantage of Citadel but want to do their part. (As long as they offer people like Anderson or Shepard instead of the corrupt C-Sec guy Udina kept covering for, especially as most of C-Sec appears to be Turians who consider failures of a subordinate to reflect on the superior who promoted them to the post.) Canon SA is not only the newest member but relatively small and weak, yet they want to rule over other races. They also have bruised egos for being weaker than Turians and act like North Korea, except without aid from China expy to justify that. The Council is right to think SA is unready for the job and SA is foolish for not understanding that. Centuries of more time to advance and grow is not a minimal change. And isn't Tomorrow's War one of those ultratech verses far more advanced than Mass Effect? This brings to mind an old fic I wrote, a NGE Sue parody where the new pilot is a Peacekeeper Major from the Peaceful Free Democratic Republican Peoples Free Democratic Peoples Republic of Finland. If you didn't realize that PFDRPFDPRoF is a totalitarian military dictatorship, you need to read more TVTropes. Idea: Instead of trying to force Citadel under human rule, SA concentrates on developing their colonies and fleets with the aim of pacifying and colonising the Terminus systems. As that hinders Batarian and pirate raids, Citadel gives SA as muich help as they can without actually admitting they are using SA as a mercenary force. Humans still lack numbers and experience and know pushhing into Terminus will bring them into conflict with many enemies, so they start to offer good contracts to mercenaries both to bolster their own forces and to keep those mercs from working to the other side. This gives plausible reason why many aliens can be found working on human colonies, which can lead to either better relations or "aliens are only good for serving us" and "they are taking our jobs" memes.